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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Group of Timber-Frame Cottages 1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Group of Timber-Frame Cottages 1792
Turner Bequest XVII F
Pencil on white wove paper, 215 x 271 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil with colour notes ‘P’, ‘B’ and ‘S’ within drawing
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVII F’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVII F’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The buildings shown are presumably in the vicinity of Ysgyryd Fawr; see the other side of this sheet (D40039), and Tate D00143–D00145 (Turner Bequest XII N–P). They may also relate to the architectural background of the Don Quixote drawings (see Tate D00189; Turner Bequest XVII N).
Technical notes:
There are adventitious smears of blue colour affecting the composition. The drawing is currently mounted as the verso.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Group of Timber-Frame Cottages 1792 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-group-of-timber-frame-cottages-r1141134, accessed 21 September 2021.