Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Gun Dogs c.1816

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Two Gun Dogs
From Yorkshire 6 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLIX
Date c.1816
Dimensionssupport: 93 x 149 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11678
Turner Bequest CXLIX 83
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 83 Recto:
Two Gun Dogs c.1816
D11678
Turner Bequest CXLIX 83
Pencil on white wove paper, 93 x 149 mm
Stamped in black ‘CXLIX 83’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The heads of these two seated dogs are studied here particularly closely. Like the adjacent drawing on folio 82 recto (D11677) this is 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 sketchbook (running from the back, folios 302 verso to 296 recto, D11908 to D11897).
Verso:
Blank

David Hill
October 2008

About this artwork