Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of ?Figures and a Horse

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19853
Turner Bequest CCXVI 150 a

Catalogue entry

These disjointed, scrappy and rapidly executed sketches were probably taken by Turner whilst travelling on a diligence: the bumpy roads affecting his handling considerably. They appear to show figures and a horse at top right, and all have been drawn with the sketchbook turned upside down. The majority of Turner’s inscriptions are illegible though the words ‘and brass stub’ can be made out at top left.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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