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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Back View of a Man Running, Holding ?a Quiver c.1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Back View of a Man Running, Holding ?a Quiver c.1791
D00191
Turner Bequest XVII P
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 92 mm (irregular)
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVII P. [?4]’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVII P’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A slight sketch; the man wears modern dress; it has been suggested that the object he holds is a bunch of flowers,1 but this seems unlikely.
1
Ann Forsdyke, MS note.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Back View of a Man Running, Holding ?a Quiver c.1791 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-back-view-of-a-man-running-holding-a-quiver-r1140111, accessed 27 January 2022.