Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of a Man Wearing a Kilt, a Horse and Cart, and a Woman Carrying a Basket on her Back

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02601
Turner Bequest LIII 93 a

Catalogue entry

The three isolated studies were made with the page turned horizontally, with only the central one of a horse and cart developed in watercolour. Whereas the other studies of figures occurring at this end of this sketchbook seem to show people in English dress and may have been made in Newcastle upon Tyne, the figure in kilt and tartan stockings here indicates that this drawing was made north of the border, perhaps in Edinburgh where, instead of continuing to fill the pages of this book, Turner began a new one, the Edinburgh sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest LV).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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