Joseph Mallord William TurnerInterior of a Barn: Woman Cutting Turnips, Cows at the Entrance 1807

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Artist
Title
Interior of a Barn: Woman Cutting Turnips, Cows at the Entrance
From Spithead Sketchbook
Turner Bequest C
Date 1807
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06587
Turner Bequest C 55 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Verso:
Interior of a Barn: Woman Cutting Turnips, Cows at the Entrance 1807
D06587
Turner Bequest C 55a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘W. cutting Turnips. Interior of a Barn Cows eating at the Entrance. | cat. W. st yellow B.B.’ below image
Stamped in black ‘C 55a’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See note to folio 59 verso of the sketchbook (D06585; Turner Bequest C 54a). As in the former sketch, Turner’s notes include colour references and suggest he had pictures in mind.

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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