Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of a Cart without Wheels

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D02794
Turner Bequest LIV 107 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation; it has been suggested that it shows a hay-sledge, but it seems simply to be a hay wagon with its wheels removed.
Technical notes:
The leaf was not washed with the mauve-pink ground of the remainder of the book; other exceptions are folios 1, 4 and 106 (D02614, D02619–D02620, D02791–D02792).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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