Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Cobbler’s Home c.1825

Artwork details

The Cobbler’s Home
Date c.1825
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 597 x 800 mm
frame: 840 x 1040 x 125 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not on display

Display caption

Turner occasionally showed an interest in rustic narrative subjects, in the manner of the fashionable pictures of his colleague David Wilkie. These paintings show Turner's response to British life as well as landscape. This example is probably not entirely finished and was not exhibited, so it is difficult to date. Turner's interest in Wilkie's style was strongest around 1807-10, but the way the paint is applied is characteristic of Turner's work at a later date.

August 2004

About this artwork