Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Carriage and Mounted Figures Passing under Arches

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 230 x 329 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35457
Turner Bequest CCCLIX 22

Catalogue entry

Like D35447 (Turner Bequest CCCLIX 12), this sketch features mounted figures passing through hilly scenery, although this time the company is far more numerous accompanied by a carriage. The density of the traffic and its progress under a pair of arches gives the impression of a festive procession. Evidence for a possible connection between these scenes and Queen Victoria’s visit to the region is set out in the Introduction to the tour.
Verso:
The verso of this sketch is pasted to its mount.

John Chu
February 2014

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