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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Winged Horse c.1789

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Winged Horse c.1789
Turner Bequest III Eb
Pen and brown ink on white laid paper, 199 x 157 mm
Watermark ‘GR’ and lion in roundel
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram
Inscribed in red ink ‘[...] b’ top left, descending
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Compare the allegorical study, Tate D00716 (Turner Bequest XXIX K). There is a slight continuation of foliage from the drawing on Tate D40211 (Turner Bequest III Ec).
Technical notes:
This is one of four faces of a folded sheet of studies (see also Tate D00050, D40211, and D40212; Turner Bequest III Ea, c and d), each of which has a separate Tate accession number, following Finberg’s sequence ‘(a)’ to ‘(d)’ under his overall heading ‘Sunningwell Church’. Opened out, the sheet measures 157 x 398 mm; in its folded form it may be likened to a pamphlet, the present study being its second ‘page’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Winged Horse c.1789 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-winged-horse-r1140104, accessed 18 August 2017.