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This rapid sketch, made with the page turned horizontally, shows children engaged in boisterous games; it is executed in an uncharacteristically staccato manner, evidently intended simply to record a scene that amused Turner, perhaps witnessed in the street at Shrewsbury (see folio 38 recto; D01392; Turner Bequest XXXIX 37), or Bromfield (on the recto of this leaf, D01455).
There is a smear of grey-blue paint at the top centre.
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Attributed to Thomas Stothard Studies of Children
date not known