Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Plough, with Men and Horses c.1806-8

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Artist
Title
A Plough, with Men and Horses
From Windsor and Eton Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCVII
Date c.1806-8
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 107 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06142
Turner Bequest XCVII 66 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 66 Verso:
A Plough, with Men and Horses circa 1806–8
D06142
Turner Bequest XCVII 66a
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 182 mm
Stamped in black ‘XCVII 66a’ top right, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See note to folio 27 (D06098) for sketches of field hands and work in this sketchbook and their likely connection with Ploughing up Turnips near Slough (Tate N00486)1 exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1809.

David Blayney Brown
September 2008

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.66 no.89 (pl.99).

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