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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A River Scene with a Boat and a Cart c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A River Scene with a Boat and a Cart c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 29
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 138 x 188 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 29’ bottom right
Inscribed in pen ‘29’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A curved line reaching to the bottom of the page suggests the edge of a body of water; as such, the form to the right would be a boat, its sails furled. To the left, the figure of a cart carrying people in it approaches a group of buildings, beyond which the land rises.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except for inscriptions. Traces of white strips of paper along the edges of the sheet indicate an earlier mount. Inscribed in pencil ‘D25001’ bottom left of centre.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A River Scene with a Boat and a Cart c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-river-scene-with-a-boat-and-a-cart-r1202172, accessed 23 April 2024.