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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study for 'Harvest Home' ?1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Verso:
Study for ‘Harvest Home’ ?1807
Turner Bequest XC 37a
Black and white chalk on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Master leans against the trestle w a glass of wine’ top centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is another sketch related to the unfinished Harvest Home (Tate N00562);1 see note to folio 36a of the sketchbook (D05546). Here, Turner shows the harvest meal laid inside a barn, as in the picture, and ideas for its main groupings of figures are also sketched out, including those gathered round a barrel in the foreground and a proprietor at left.

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.128 no.209 (pl.208).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Study for ‘Harvest Home’ ?1807 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-study-for-harvest-home-r1129861, accessed 25 June 2018.