Thomas Stothard

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

1806–7

Artist
Thomas Stothard 1755–1834
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Henry Vaughan 1891
Reference
A00874

Not on display

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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