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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Stalls at a Fair, with Banners 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
Stalls at a Fair, with Banners 1794
Turner Bequest XX 11
Pencil on white laid paper, 99 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘11’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XX 11’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Perhaps connected with the watercolour of Woolverhampton, Staffordshire (Wolverhampton Art Gallery);1 see folio 9 recto (D00270). Other fairground studies in this book are on folios 15 recto and verso, 16 recto and 35 verso (D00276–D00278, D00311). Note the drawing of Wolverhampton church in the Matlock sketchbook (Tate D00229; Turner Bequest XIX 21). J.P. Heseltine2 suggested ‘Greenwich Fair’.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.139, pl.23 (colour).
MS note in Tate catalogue files.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram centre.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Stalls at a Fair, with Banners 1794 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-stalls-at-a-fair-with-banners-r1140665, accessed 25 May 2018.