Joseph Mallord William Turner

Horses and Figures in Open Country

1809

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 83 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07857
Turner Bequest CXIII 2 a

Catalogue entry

Continued on folio 3 (D07858) this slight sketch shows open country, Cumbrian fells or Yorkshire moors, with a few horses and figures. There are indications of a cloudy sky. A similar sketch is on folio 4 (D07860). These subjects might relate to the drawings of sportsmen and gun-dogs later in the book, but they are separated by other subjects and the locations are not recognisable; see Introduction to the sketchbook for further discussion.

David Blayney Brown
July 2009

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