Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Family Seen from Behind: A Man with a Bundle and a Woman Carrying an Infant; a Small Girl between them

1796

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Medium
None
Dimensions
Support: 126 x 108 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00842
Turner Bequest XXX 96 a

Catalogue entry

This study was made with the page turned vertically. Susan Sloman cites Ian Warrell as relating this study with the group of figures at the extreme left of Turner’s contemporary view of Brighthelmstone (later Brighton; private collection).1
Finberg recorded this subject as the verso; see the Technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Andrew Wilton
May 2011

1
Sloman 2003, p.[26] no.31, reproduced in colour, p.[27] and on front cover, as ‘A View of Brighton from the West’; not in Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979.

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