Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Old Woman Seated

c.1794

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 152 x 99 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00300
Turner Bequest XX 29 a

Catalogue entry

The list of drawing tools on this page, inverted along with the drawing relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, may be related to Turner’s activities as a teacher. The first record of any of his drawing pupils is in this book, on folio 17 recto (D00280), where a Major Frazer is noted as having contracted for eight lessons. See also the notes on folio 39 recto (D00318).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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