Frosty Morning was created in 1813 by Joseph Mallord William Turner who was the British romantic landscape painter, famous watercolor painter and printer. In this painting, Turner showed his personal experience, depicting his visit to Yorkshire in a very cold winter day. It was a kind of oil painting on canvas measuring 1137 x 1746 mm. This painting was collected in Tate Britain in 1856.
The painting showed a very cold winter where Turner witnessed by himself. At that time, Turner was visiting Yorkshire. From this painting, people could see the eldest daughter of Turner Evelina (dressed in blue) and his horse with ear seal (towing the carriage). The whole characters were under the frosty environment, seemingly like an external cover. Next to Turner, there was a man standing the near with his two legs straddling and watching at Turner and his daughter. Turner used a brown yellow as the main tone of this painting. Thus the first sight of people would feel a kind of wilderness. The horse, the carriage, the human characters and natural scenery were all portrayed very vividly.
Turner was very fond of the horse oil painting, and always did not want to sell. The painting had been favorably praised by critics of the same period and later stage. The Spectator made the comment that this painting was the real portray of the nature. After the death of Turner, the famous painter Claude Monet remarked, "Turner behaved very carefully when drawing. This painting is made by his attentive observation.”