Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Rustic Interior, with Two Men Seated at a Table, and Dogs 1808
Turner Bequest CIV 4
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CIV 4’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.272, CIV 4.
Gerald Wilkinson, The Sketches of Turner, R.A. 1802–20: Genius of the Romantic, London 1974, p.94 reproduced.
Various sketches of figures and interiors of cottage or inn kitchens follow on folios 6–10 of the sketchbook (D06863–D06869
; Turner Bequest CIV 5–9). Perhaps these were drawn during a stop for refreshment in the course of Turner’s trip into North Wales from Tabley in 1808 (see Introduction to the sketchbook).
How to cite
David Blayney Brown, ‘A Rustic Interior, with Two Men Seated at a Table, and Dogs 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2010, 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-rustic-interior-with-two-men-seated-at-a-table-and-dogs-r1133617, accessed 22 August 2019.