Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Barge, with Cart and Horses at its Side

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05500
Turner Bequest XC 8

Catalogue entry

This was probably drawn near Kew Palace or perhaps near the entrance to the Grand Union Canal on the Middlesex bank of the Thames; see the sketch of Kew Palace on folio 11 of the sketchbook (D05505). Hill suggests that this barge may be delivering materials for the construction of the new Kew Palace to the design of James Wyatt; see folio 8 verso (D05501).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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