Joseph Mallord William Turner

FiguresPushing Carts

1821

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 123 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24504
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3

Catalogue entry

Turner has drawn three groups of figures on this page. At the top left are several men pushing a cart that is led by two women and drawn by a donkey. At the top right are two women inscribed ‘some women wear Buckle[s]’. Beneath another group of figures are depicted pushing a cart loaded with barrels. For references to further figure studies made during this tour, see folio 2 verso (Tate D24503; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 2v).

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

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