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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Dog with Schematic Drawings of Quoining, Windows and Mouldings c.1789

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Verso:
Study of a Dog with Schematic Drawings of Quoining, Windows and Mouldings c.1789
D00043
Turner Bequest II 25a
Pencil on white laid paper, 160 x 249 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil with numerals towards left
Inscribed by ?another hand in pencil ‘28/15/2’ top right
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The dog is drawn inverted relative to the architecture; compare the drawing on folio 17 recto (D00031). The architectural notes seem to relate to the façades of Radley Hall, of which Turner produced two highly finished watercolour views (Tate D00048, D00049; Turner Bequest III C, D); see folios 9 recto and 14 recto (D00021, D00028). This sheet bears offsets from the marbled pages of the inside back cover (D40742), and was therefore presumably the final leaf of the book in its original form.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of a Dog with Schematic Drawings of Quoining, Windows and Mouldings c.1789 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-study-of-a-dog-with-schematic-drawings-of-quoining-windows-r1140199, accessed 04 July 2015.