Joseph Mallord William TurnerBack View of a Man Running, Holding ?a Quiver c.1791

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Title
Back View of a Man Running, Holding ?a Quiver
Date c.1791
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 92 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00191
Turner Bequest XVII P
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Back View of a Man Running, Holding ?a Quiver c.1791
D00191
Turner Bequest XVII P
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 92 mm (irregular)
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVII P. [?4]’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVII P’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A slight sketch; the man wears modern dress; it has been suggested that the object he holds is a bunch of flowers,1 but this seems unlikely.
1
Ann Forsdyke, MS note.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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