Thomas Stothard Sketch for ‘The Pilgrimage to Canterbury’, with studies of heads, figures on horseback, and two group sketches 1806–7

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Artist
Thomas Stothard 1755–1834
Title
Sketch for ‘The Pilgrimage to Canterbury’, with studies of heads, figures on horseback, and two group sketches
Date 1806–7
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 114 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Henry Vaughan 1891
Reference
A00874
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In this preliminary sketch for his painting of the Canterbury Pilgrims, Stothard is experimenting with the procession of figures in a frieze-like composition. He has also hand-written a key to the characters. There are also studies for the Squire, Knight, Yeoman, Monk and Friar.

September 2004

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