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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Cart and Horses c.1799-1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
A Cart and Horses c.1799–1802
Turner Bequest LXIX 5v
Black chalk on blue laid paper, 135 x 210 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, this was apparently drawn on a wet foreshore, perhaps at Traeth Mawr, at the same time as the study, also in broad black chalk, on folio 105 recto (D04121; Turner Bequest LXIX 106). The motif of carts and horses on a foreshore occurs in the Liber Studiorum print Scene on the French Coast (traditionally known as ‘Flint Castle’), published in 1807 (Tate impressions: A00917, A00918); see the entries for Tate D08104 and D08105 (Turner Bequest CXVI C, D). There is a drawing of Flint Castle on folio 114 recto (D04132; Turner Bequest LXIX 115); others are in the Dolbadarn sketchbook (Tate D02013, D02140; Turner Bequest XLVI 14, 99).
The present drawing was not recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.170.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Cart and Horses c.1799–1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-cart-and-horses-r1177876, accessed 13 December 2019.