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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Cart without Wheels 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 107 Verso:
Study of a Cart without Wheels 1801
D02794
Turner Bequest LIV 107a
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 164 mm
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram top right.
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation; it has been suggested that it shows a hay-sledge, but it seems simply to be a hay wagon with its wheels removed.
Technical notes:
The leaf was not washed with the mauve-pink ground of the remainder of the book; other exceptions are folios 1, 4 and 106 (D02614, D02619–D02620, D02791–D02792).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of a Cart without Wheels 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-study-of-a-cart-without-wheels-r1178980, accessed 20 August 2018.