Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Cart and Horses in a Quarry

?1798

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 204 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00461
Turner Bequest XXIV 52

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
As Finberg notes,1 this leaf and folios 52 recto and 53 recto (D00459, D00460; Turner Bequest XXIV 50, 51) were loose and may have come either from this book or from the South Wales sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XXVI). They seem to date stylistically to about 1798 and therefore probably belong with the group of drawings in that book from Turner’s 1798 tour of Kent; see Tate D00627–D00649, D00654–D00658 (Turner Bequest XXVI 71– 87v, 92–96).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.43.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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