Joseph Mallord William Turner

Men with a Cart and Horses on the Shore, with Boats in Choppy Water Beyond

1792–3

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 213 x 272 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00397
Turner Bequest XXIII W

Technique and condition

This is a double sided graphite pencil drawing. Turner first sketched in the outline of the waves, boat, horses and figures using a fine graphite pencil. Over this two isolated groups have been worked more fully using darker softer graphite pencil, still largely in outline – the group of figures with the boat, and those with the horse and cart. On the back of this drawing (D40054) are a couple of quick outline sketches of sailing boats, again in graphite pencil.

Joyce Townsend
February 2011

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