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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Horses and Figures in Open Country 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Horses and Figures in Open Country 1809
D07857
Turner Bequest CXIII 2a
Pencil on white wove paper, 83 x 114 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued on folio 3 (D07858) this slight sketch shows open country, Cumbrian fells or Yorkshire moors, with a few horses and figures. There are indications of a cloudy sky. A similar sketch is on folio 4 (D07860). These subjects might relate to the drawings of sportsmen and gun-dogs later in the book, but they are separated by other subjects and the locations are not recognisable; see Introduction to the sketchbook for further discussion.

David Blayney Brown
July 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Horses and Figures in Open Country 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2009, 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-horses-and-figures-in-open-country-r1135812, accessed 23 January 2021.