Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Cottage Interior with Figures c.1807

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Artist
Title
A Cottage Interior with Figures
From River Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCVI
Date c.1807
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 92 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05973
Turner Bequest XCVI 13
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
A Cottage Interior with Figures circa 1807
D05973
Turner Bequest XCVI 13
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Girl breaking off sticks and | putting them on the grate’ below image
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 13’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
One of a number of sketches of rustic figures and cottage dwellers in this sketchbook; a closely related sketch, perhaps made at the same time, is on the verso (D05974). Possibly these were made during the trip to Hertfordshire and Cassiobury when he used the book (see Introduction).

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

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