Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Landscape Sketches, Including an Ox Pulling a Cart

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13874
Turner Bequest CLXXI 8 a

Catalogue entry

The two sketches on this page appear to represent views beside the shores of a lake in Italy. Their rough nature suggests that they were drawn extremely swiftly, possibly from a moving vehicle. Amidst the landscape the artist has noted a number of incidental details of human interest such as the ox pulling a cart, and the figure of a woman wearing a straw hat.

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

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