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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of a Wheel and a Sleeping Dog; a Fairground Carousel with Figures 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Studies of a Wheel and a Sleeping Dog; a Fairground Carousel with Figures 1794
D00275
Turner Bequest XX 14
Pencil on white laid paper, 152 x 99 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XX 14’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The wheel is probably part of the machinery of a mill; a similar object appears in Turner’s drawing of Marford Mill, made in the course of the Midland tour (Tate D00339; Turner Bequest XXI L). The carousel was perhaps observed at Wolverhampton; see folio 9 recto (D00270). For other fairground studies in this book see folios 11 recto, 15 recto and verso, 16 recto and 35 verso (D00273, D00276, D00277, D00278, D00311).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram centre.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Studies of a Wheel and a Sleeping Dog; a Fairground Carousel with Figures 1794 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-studies-of-a-wheel-and-a-sleeping-dog-a-fairground-carousel-r1140668, accessed 16 September 2014.