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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Men Ploughing c.1806-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 81Verso:
Men Ploughing circa 1806–8
Turner Bequest XCVII 81a
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 182 mm
Stamped in black ‘XCVII 81a’ top right, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See note to folio 27 (D06098) for sketches of field hands and work in this sketchbook and their likely connection with Ploughing up Turnips near Slough (Tate N00486)1 exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1809.

David Blayney Brown
September 2008

Butlin and Joll 1984, p.66 no.89 (pl.99).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Men Ploughing c.1806–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, 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-men-ploughing-r1130342, accessed 17 January 2021.