Saturday, February 16, 2013

Study of a Tree Trunk and Roots / Two studies of Tree Trunks

This sheet has studies of trees on both sides. On one side is a detailed study of a tree trunk and roots possibly for the small painting 'The Brent at Hendon' (1854-55, Tate London) although none of the trees in the work match this one exactly. The left tree on the reverse may be the earliest study on the sheet and relate to the cartoon 'Oure Ladye of Saturday Night' (1846, Tate, London).LM

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