Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of a Wheel and a Sleeping Dog; a Fairground Carousel with Figures

1794

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 152 x 99 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00275
Turner Bequest XX 14

Catalogue entry

The wheel is probably part of the machinery of a mill; a similar object appears in Turner’s drawing of Marford Mill, made in the course of the Midland tour (Tate D00339; Turner Bequest XXI L). The carousel was perhaps observed at Wolverhampton; see folio 9 recto (D00270). For other fairground studies in this book see folios 11 recto, 15 recto and verso, 16 recto and 35 verso (D00273, D00276, D00277, D00278, D00311).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram centre.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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