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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner FiguresPushing Carts 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
FiguresPushing Carts 1821
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 123 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘some Women wear Buckle’ upper right
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘3’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVIII – 3’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner has drawn three groups of figures on this page. At the top left are several men pushing a cart that is led by two women and drawn by a donkey. At the top right are two women inscribed ‘some women wear Buckle[s]’. Beneath another group of figures are depicted pushing a cart loaded with barrels. For references to further figure studies made during this tour, see folio 2 verso (Tate D24503; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 2v).

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘FiguresPushing Carts 1821 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-figurespushing-carts-r1146291, accessed 05 December 2021.