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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Stags c.1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Recto:
Stags circa 1808
Turner Bequest CII 32
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘32’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CII 32’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Other sketches of stags in this sketchbook are on folios 43, 44 and 50 verso (D06804, D06806, D06819). These must have been made in Greenwich Park, and Turner included similar groups in the foreground of his picture London (Tate N00483).1

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Stags c.1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2007, 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-stags-r1130875, accessed 23 April 2019.