Joseph Mallord William Turner

Horses and a Cart on a Road Winding over Hills, Probably near Whitby, ?with the Sea in the Distance

1801

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02766
Turner Bequest LIV 93 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is presumably a scene on the cliffs close to Whitby. The Yorkshire coast between there and Scarborough appears to be the setting for the long sequence of sketches on folios 83 verso–98 verso (D02746–D02776).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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