Joseph Mallord William Turner

Evening (Datur Hora Quieti), for Rogers’s ‘Poems’

c.1830–2

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 242 x 308 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27716
Turner Bequest CCLXXX 199

Display caption

The view depicted here has so far not been identified, and may well be fanciful, for the subject is really concerned with the mood associated with a specific time of day. Turner's title invokes the early evening when the horses are liberated from the plough and the shadows begin to lengthen.

Gallery label, September 1995

Catalogue entry

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