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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures in a Boat, with Cattle 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Verso:
Figures in a Boat, with Cattle 1805
Turner Bequest XC 28a
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. As Hill observes, these slight notations are ‘loosely related’ to details of Windsor Castle from the Thames of circa 1805 (Tate T03870; displayed at Petworth House),1 a more complete study for which is on folio 29 verso of this sketchbook (D05532).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.113 no.149 (pl.156).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Figures in a Boat, with Cattle 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, 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-figures-in-a-boat-with-cattle-r1129843, accessed 20 June 2018.