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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Landscape Sketches, Including an Ox Pulling a Cart 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
Two Landscape Sketches, Including an Ox Pulling a Cart 1819
D13874
Turner Bequest CLXXI 8 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 88 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?Conca]’ bottom right of top sketch, and ‘Straw Hat Blue Col’ bottom of lower sketch
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The two sketches on this page appear to represent views beside the shores of a lake in Italy. Their rough nature suggests that they were drawn extremely swiftly, possibly from a moving vehicle. Amidst the landscape the artist has noted a number of incidental details of human interest such as the ox pulling a cart, and the figure of a woman wearing a straw hat.

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Landscape Sketches, Including an Ox Pulling a Cart 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2010, 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-landscape-sketches-including-an-ox-pulling-a-cart-r1138692, accessed 08 March 2021.