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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Women and Children ?with a Dog on a Beach c.1826-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Women and Children ?with a Dog on a Beach c.1826–40
D41491
Turner Bequest CCLX 97v
Chalk on blue wove paper, 140 x 188 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘D24933’ bottom centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch is not recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1 It appears to include at least one woman and child, seemingly with a large dog to their right and perhaps observed on a beach (see the Introduction for other examples of such recreational scenes).
There is a related subject on the recto (D24933; Turner Bequest CCLX 97).
Technical notes:
There is a border of white paper or tape, indicating that the sheet was formerly mounted.

Matthew Imms
December 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Women and Children ?with a Dog on a Beach c.1826–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-women-and-children-with-a-dog-on-a-beach-r1182586, accessed 13 April 2024.