Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Soldier and Peasant Men and Women 1839

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Artist
Title
A Soldier and Peasant Men and Women
Date 1839
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 163 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28396
Turner Bequest CCXC 23 a
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Here Turner has made quick sketches of people encountered on his journey: a soldier in uniform, two women and a man. He has annotated the drawings with colours such as ‘Red’ ‘W’ for white and ‘B Colar’ (?black collar) to indicate the colours of parts of the figures’ clothing.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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