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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Studies of a Woman with a Wheelbarrow and Scales; Study of the Head of a Young Man or Woman wearing a Beaver Hat 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Verso:
Three Studies of a Woman with a Wheelbarrow and Scales; Study of the Head of a Young Man or Woman wearing a Beaver Hat 1791
D00100
Turner Bequest VI 19a
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 263 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The motif of a woman trading from a wheelbarrow recurs on the back of one of Turner’s academy studies (Tate D40224; verso of Turner Bequest X A), and as part of the staffage in a drawing of Henry VII’s Chapel, Westminster in a private collection, which dates from 1791. All the studies are inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation.
Technical notes:
The missing bottom right corner has been made up.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Three Studies of a Woman with a Wheelbarrow and Scales; Study of the Head of a Young Man or Woman wearing a Beaver Hat 1791 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-three-studies-of-a-woman-with-a-wheelbarrow-and-scales-study-r1140151, accessed 21 December 2014.