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

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Figure on a Prancing Horse, with Other Figures, and Putti Circling Above c.1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Figure on a Prancing Horse, with Other Figures, and Putti Circling Above c.1792
D40215
White chalk on grey-buff laid paper, 416 x 256 mm
Watermark: ornamented fleur-de-lys
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This almost indecipherable sketch is possibly not by Turner. It may be the work of a friend and colleague at the Academy Schools, Robert Ker Porter (1777–1842), who was to specialise in military and equestrian subjects.
The recto of this leaf is D00062 (Turner Bequest V I).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Figure on a Prancing Horse, with Other Figures, and Putti Circling Above c.1792 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-figure-on-a-prancing-horse-with-other-figures-and-putti-r1140258, accessed 30 July 2014.