Joseph Mallord William Turner

A West Country Water Wheel

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08680
Turner Bequest CXXIII 167

Catalogue entry

There is at least one figure, apparently a woman, on the right. The sketch is so hasty as to make further interpretation difficult, and there is no clue as to the site of the mill, presumably observed in the West Country.
Technical notes:
There is some offsetting towards the top from the ink inscription on folio 169 verso opposite (D08679; CXXIII 166a).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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