J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Barge, with Cart and Horses at its Side 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
A Barge, with Cart and Horses at its Side 1805
D05500
Turner Bequest XC 8
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 8’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was probably drawn near Kew Palace or perhaps near the entrance to the Grand Union Canal on the Middlesex bank of the Thames; see the sketch of Kew Palace on folio 11 of the sketchbook (D05505). Hill suggests that this barge may be delivering materials for the construction of the new Kew Palace to the design of James Wyatt; see folio 8 verso (D05501).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Barge, with Cart and Horses at its Side 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-barge-with-cart-and-horses-at-its-side-r1129811, accessed 25 November 2014.