Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Gun Dogs

c.1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 93 x 149 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11677
Turner Bequest CXLIX 82

Catalogue entry

Turner has sketched two dogs, one standing, the other sitting, together with a satchel or saddle-bag to the right. This and another study of dogs on folio 83 recto (D11678) are probably related to the series of sketches of shoots on moorland near Farnley Hall, the seat of Turner’s Yorkshire friend and patron Walter Fawkes, at the end of the book (running from the back, between folios 302 verso and 296 (D11908 to D11897; and specifically to folios 300 recto and 299 verso (D11903, D11902).
Verso:
Blank

David Hill
October 2008

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