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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ploughmen and Cattle c.1806-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 68 Verso:
Ploughmen and Cattle circa 1806–8
Turner Bequest XCVII 68a
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 182 mm
Stamped in black ‘XCVII 68a’ top right, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See note to folio 27 (D06098) for sketches of field hands and work in this sketchbook and their likely connection with Ploughing up Turnips near Slough (Tate N00486)1 exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1809.

David Blayney Brown
September 2008

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.66 no.89 (pl.99).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Ploughmen and Cattle c.1806–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, 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-ploughmen-and-cattle-r1130327, accessed 25 May 2018.