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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of a Cart Horse 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Studies of a Cart Horse 1805
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 9
Pen and ink on white wove paper, 114 x 184 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXXIX 9’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has drawn both a horse and separate sketches of the back legs and back. A continuation of this sketch or variant of the horse’s head is on folio 7 verso of the sketchbook (D40702). These related sketches are the only ones now in the book to be drawn in pen and ink.

David Blayney Brown
March 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Studies of a Cart Horse 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2006, 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-studies-of-a-cart-horse-r1139251, accessed 23 July 2024.