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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The River Arun, or Rother, Horse and Figures in Foreground 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
?The River Arun, or Rother, Horse and Figures in Foreground 1809
D07764
Turner Bequest CXII 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 180 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXII 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Rother or the Arun which it joins just east of Fittleworth are good for fishing, which must have been their attraction for Turner; views of the Arun are in his contemporary Petworth sketchbook (Tate D07512–D07536; D40276; Turner Bequest CIX). Here, the traffic on the river might be connected with the local quarrying industry.
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David Blayney Brown
June 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?The River Arun, or Rother, Horse and Figures in Foreground 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2009, 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-the-river-arun-or-rother-horse-and-figures-in-foreground-r1135717, accessed 27 June 2022.