Beech Trees

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
gray ink washes over pencil on white paper
Mark Descriptions
inscribed in pencil, verso, L.R.: J. M. W. Turner, R.A. | inscribed in pencil, verso, L.L.: No. 2
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 6 in
Credit line
John Herron Fund
Accession number
13.442
Collection
Not Currently On View

The beech woods were the chief glory of William Lock's hilltop estate, Norbury Park, in Surrey and Turner made several deft studies of them before 1797.

Turner was invited to the region by Dr. Thomas Monro, his patron, who had his country place in the same neighborhood.

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