Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Waggon Descending a Hill on a Country Road

c.1789

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Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 x 199 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40211
Turner Bequest III E c

Catalogue entry

The scene was identified by C.F. Bell as Rose Hill, near Oxford. The subject is continued in a few slight marks on Tate D40210 (Turner Bequest III Eb).
Technical notes:
This is one of four faces of a folded sheet of studies (see also Tate D00050, D40210 and D40212; Turner Bequest III Ea, b and d), each of which has a separate Tate accession number, following Finberg’s sequence ‘(a)’ to ‘(d)’ under his overall heading ‘Sunningwell Church’. Opened out, the sheet measures 157 x 398 mm; in its folded form it may be likened to a pamphlet, the present study being its third ‘page’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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