Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Old Woman Seated with a Pot on her Lap

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02477
Turner Bequest LIII 11

Catalogue entry

It is not certain whether this old woman, drawn with the page turned horizontally, is the same as that in the more summary sketch on folio 12 recto (D02478). No context is indicated for the present figure, but the other seems to be in a rural setting. There is no evidence that these old women were observed among the crowds in the busy town that Turner has drawn on folio 13 recto (D02479).
For other watercolour studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 5 recto (D02468).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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