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
D11678
Turner Bequest CXLIX 83

Catalogue entry

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

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