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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of Two Horses Harnessed to a Tanner's Cart; and A Slight Sketch of Buildings 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
Study of Two Horses Harnessed to a Tanner’s Cart; and A Slight Sketch of Buildings 1820
D16729
Turner Bequest CXCII 45
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Tanners cart’ top right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘45’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
Stamped in black ‘CXCII 45’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains a rather swift and rough study of two horses harnessed to a cart, described by Turner in a written inscription as a ‘Tanner’s cart’. There is also a slight sketch of unidentified buildings at the bottom of the sheet.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Study of Two Horses Harnessed to a Tanner’s Cart; and A Slight Sketch of Buildings 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-study-of-two-horses-harnessed-to-a-tanners-cart-and-a-slight-r1142629, accessed 24 November 2020.