Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Group of Turkeys

c.1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 121 x 150 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02245
Turner Bequest XLIX 3

Catalogue entry

There is a much slighter study of turkeys on folio 2 recto (D02244; Turner Bequest XLIX 2), also made with the page turned horizontally. For studies of other birds in this and the Swans sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XLII), see under folio 1 recto (D02243; Turner Bequest XLIX 1).
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from exposure.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘865’.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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