Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landscape with Figures and Wagon

c.1807

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 92 × 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06028
Turner Bequest XCVI 53

Catalogue entry

A country scene similar to that on folio 53 (D06026), probably at harvest time and related to his drawings around Cassiobury Park (see Introduction to the sketchbook). The sketch is perhaps also the origin of the wash drawing Harvest Scene: Wagon and Reapers (Tate D08220; Turner Bequest CXX G) which in turn served as the basis for the oil sketch or unfinished painting hitherto known as Gipsy Camp but also a harvest scene with wagon and reapers and perhaps a variant Cassiobury subject (Tate N03048).1

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.125–6 no.203 (pl.202).

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