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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Boy Lying on a Country Weir with his Hand in the Water c.1834-6

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Verso:
A Boy Lying on a Country Weir with his Hand in the Water c.1834–6
D27756
Turner Bequest CCLXXXI 17a
Pencil on white wove paper, 79 x 101 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As set out in the Introduction, this is one of a sequence running through the middle of this sketchbook showing a substantial rural weir with a fence-like wooden superstructure, populated by numerous adults and children engaged in or watching fishing. The location is unidentified. Here, a youth lies prone on the weir and reaches down to the rushing water. There is a sketchy continuation of trees and a distant building to the right on folio 18 recto opposite (D27757).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Boy Lying on a Country Weir with his Hand in the Water c.1834–6 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-boy-lying-on-a-country-weir-with-his-hand-in-the-water-r1149117, accessed 22 October 2017.