Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Group of Men 1798

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Group of Men
From Swans Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XLII
Date 1798
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 174 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01676
Turner Bequest XLII 1
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Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the figure studies, which seem to show countrymen talking, were presumably made in a town square in Wales or on the English-Welsh border.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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