Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Woman Carrying a Baby, Seen from Behind

1796–7

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01131
Turner Bequest XXXVII 14

Catalogue entry

This study, like those on folios 8 verso and 9 recto (D01133, D01134; Turner Bequest XXXVII 16, 17), is for a group in the foreground of an oil painting, Fishermen coming ashore at Sun Set, previous to a Gale (the ‘Mildmay Seapiece’), exhibited in 1797 and long untraced, but known from a plate in the Liber Studiorum.1

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.2–3 no.3, pl.3 (the Liber Studiorum engraving).

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