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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Two Figures, One Poling a Punt: ?Related to 'Walton Bridges' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
?Two Figures, One Poling a Punt: ?Related to ‘Walton Bridges’ 1805
Turner Bequest XCIV 6a
Pen and ink on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 143 x 228 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This very slight outline is difficult to interpret. There are two figures, one pulling or pushing something. Possibly this is a rough idea for the man poling a punt to left of centre in Walton Bridges exhibited ?1807 (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne),1 for which a drawing is on folio 5 verso of this sketchbook (D05852). For other drawings in the book made around Walton see note to folio 4 (D05849).

David Blayney Brown
December 2007

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Have and London 1984., p.50 no.63 (pl.71).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?Two Figures, One Poling a Punt: ?Related to ‘Walton Bridges’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 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-two-figures-one-poling-a-punt-related-to-walton-bridges-r1130077, accessed 20 July 2018.