J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Carriage, Figures, Boats; A view of ?Ghent 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 166 Verso:
A Carriage, Figures, Boats; A view of ?Ghent 1824
D19875
Turner Bequest CCXVI 160 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Watermark ‘[smith &] allnut | [18]22’
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Red’ centre towards top left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner has used this page to make cursory jottings of a variety of figures, boats and objects. There is also a diminutive view of Ghent at the top, which includes the profiles of St Nicholas’s Church, the Belfry, and St Bavo Cathedral (see Tate D19869; Turner Bequest CCXVI 157a). The assorted figures and objects may also have been sketched at Ghent; they include locals wearing traditional cotton bonnets, a simple wooden carriage, and canal boats.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘A Carriage, Figures, Boats; A view of ?Ghent 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-carriage-figures-boats-a-view-of-ghent-r1174670, accessed 03 December 2021.