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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Coach and Horses 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 57 Verso:
A Coach and Horses 1830
Turner Bequest CCXL 57a
Pencil on white wove paper, 68 x 110 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards has suggested that this coach was observed in Dudley High Street,1 the likely setting of the coaching scenes on the recto and folio 58 recto opposite (D22431, D22433), presumably made on the same occasion. Here Turner lightly indicates the coach and its passengers at the centre, apparently drawn by three or four horses towards the right, with a separate, slightly more detailed study of the body of (apparently) the same vehicle to the left. For adjacent views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Coach and Horses 1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-coach-and-horses-r1148582, accessed 05 December 2021.