Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of a Cart Horse

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05454
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 9

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has drawn both a horse and separate sketches of the back legs and back. A continuation of this sketch or variant of the horse’s head is on folio 7 verso of the sketchbook (D40702). These related sketches are the only ones now in the book to be drawn in pen and ink.

David Blayney Brown
March 2006

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