Joseph Mallord William Turner

Man Seated Holding a Gun, and a Barrel of Beer

1809

Not on display
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
D07934
Turner Bequest CXIII 52 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See note to folio 49 verso (D07928) and Introduction to the sketchbook for the suggestion that its shooting subjects might have been drawn on the moors around Farnley Hall. This figure has some resemblance to the man, presumed to be Walter Fawkes, seated in the foreground of Turner’s watercolour Shooting Party on the Moors 12 August [1816] (private collection).1

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, pp.370–1 no.610.

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