Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sportsman with a Gun and two Gun Dogs on the Moors near Hall Beck Gill

c.1816

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 149 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11902
Turner Bequest CXLIX 299 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn as Turner worked through the sketchbook from the back, and thus in reverse to the present numbering, this is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 300 recto (D11903), depicting open moorland near Hall Beck Gill (see notes to folio 302 verso; D11908), the subject of contiguous sketches. To the right a lone man sits with his gun across his lap, evidently resting from a shoot while his dogs sit nearby. The dogs are similar to those sketched on folios 82 recto and 83 recto (D11677, D11678).

David Hill
October 2008

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