Joseph Mallord William TurnerFigures in a Boat, with Cattle 1805

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Artist
Title
Figures in a Boat, with Cattle
Date 1805
MediumPen and ink on paper
Dimensionssupport: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05530
Turner Bequest XC 28 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Verso:
Figures in a Boat, with Cattle 1805
D05530
Turner Bequest XC 28a
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. As Hill observes, these slight notations are ‘loosely related’ to details of Windsor Castle from the Thames of circa 1805 (Tate T03870; displayed at Petworth House),1 a more complete study for which is on folio 29 verso of this sketchbook (D05532).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.113 no.149 (pl.156).

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