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A Beech Wood with Gypsies seated in the Distance

A Beech Wood with Gypsies seated in the Distance

105: A Beech Wood with Gypsies seated in the Distance

Joseph Mallord William Turner
London 1775 - 1851 Chelsea

PD.24-1981: Fitzwilliam Museum
Rights held by: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, purchased with the assistance of the Fairhaven Fund with contributions from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Grant-in-Aid, the Chase Charity, the Leche Trust, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Heritage Memorial Fund

Turner’s annual trips throughout Britain and multiple continental tours fed his vast output of landscape paintings. Painting from nature, however, was not a regular activity for Turner who typically worked from memory and slight pencil sketches, filling hundreds of sketchbooks. His open-air paintings included a group painted on the Thames in the 1810s and a small number of Italian views, usually dated to his second visit, in 1828-29.

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Oil on canvas, mounted on wood panel
27.6 × 19.9 cm

Created: Circa 1799 - 1801

Section: Trees

This can be found in Gallery 12: The Adeane

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