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

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Cottage with a Shop, and Hop-Poles Nearby ?1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Cottage with a Shop, and Hop-Poles Nearby ?1795
D00868
Turner Bequest XXXII L
Watercolour with ruled margin (cut down) on white card, 200 x 288 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXII L’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Despite the considerable evidence that this is a pupil’s drawing, it seems on the whole to be by Turner himself, though very possibly as an ‘improvement’ of a drawing started by Miss Elizabeth Davies, whose name is inscribed on the verso (D40339). For a ‘Mr Davis’ of Lewisham, presumably the father or brother of the pupil mentioned here, see the Smaller South Wales sketchbook (Tate D00462; Turner Bequest XXV 1).
Technical notes:
The surface of the watercolour is much abraded and stained.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Cottage with a Shop, and Hop-Poles Nearby ?1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-cottage-with-a-shop-and-hop-poles-nearby-r1140048, accessed 17 December 2014.