Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Carriage, Figures, Boats; A view of ?Ghent

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19875
Turner Bequest CCXVI 160 a

Catalogue entry

Turner has used this page to make cursory jottings of a variety of figures, boats and objects. There is also a diminutive view of Ghent at the top, which includes the profiles of St Nicholas’s Church, the Belfry, and St Bavo Cathedral (see Tate D19869; Turner Bequest CCXVI 157a). The assorted figures and objects may also have been sketched at Ghent; they include locals wearing traditional cotton bonnets, a simple wooden carriage, and canal boats.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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