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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?An Overturned Cart or Carriage c.1823-4

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Recto:
?An Overturned Cart or Carriage c.1823–4
Turner Bequest CCV 43
Pencil on white wove paper, 162 x 98 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘43’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCV – 43’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, this slight sketch appears to represent an overturned four-wheeled cart or carriage, presumably observed by chance, perhaps on country road in the Thames Valley, seen on adjacent pages.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?An Overturned Cart or Carriage c.1823–4 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-an-overturned-cart-or-carriage-r1172623, accessed 24 August 2019.