Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Two Figures, One Poling a Punt: ?Related to ‘Walton Bridges’

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 143 × 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05854
Turner Bequest XCIV 6 a

Catalogue entry

This very slight outline is difficult to interpret. There are two figures, one pulling or pushing something. Possibly this is a rough idea for the man poling a punt to left of centre in Walton Bridges exhibited ?1807 (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne),1 for which a drawing is on folio 5 verso of this sketchbook (D05852). For other drawings in the book made around Walton see note to folio 4 (D05849).

David Blayney Brown
December 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Have and London 1984., p.50 no.63 (pl.71).

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