Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Broken-down Diligence between Ghent and Bruges

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19864
Turner Bequest CCXVI 155

Catalogue entry

This sketch, executed with quick, fluid, and vigorous strokes of pencil, may be related to Turner’s drawing on the opposite folio (Tate D19863; Turner Bequest CCXVI 154a) showing a broken-down diligence on the road between Ghent and Bruges. The form and position of the object drawn at centre, left blank by Turner but rendered in basic outline, resembles the shape and oblique angle of a stagecoach stranded in a road-side ditch depicted in CCXVI 154a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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