J. M. W. Turner - Tree Tops and Sky, Guildford Castle 1807

Tree Tops and Sky, Guildford Castle 1807
Tree Tops and Sky, Guildford Castle
1807 27x73cm Oil paint on mahogany veneer
Tate Gallery, London, UK

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From Tate Britain:
In 1805, Turner took a holiday exploring the Thames, and its tributary the Wey, by boat. The tour produced an outstanding body of oils painted directly from nature, some painted aboard his boat. Besides larger studies on canvas, of which two are shown in this room, he made a series of very freely handled sketches on mahogany panel. Like this distant view of Guildford Castle, they are often painted on a wide, shallow format from a low viewpoint, focusing mainly on trees and sky.