Joseph Mallord William TurnerFigures by a Shady Pool 1805

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Artist
Title
Figures by a Shady Pool
From Wey, Guildford Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCVIII
Date 1805
Dimensionssupport: 182 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06361
Turner Bequest XCVIII 138
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 138 Recto:
Figures by a Shady Pool 1805
D06361
Turner Bequest XCVIII 138
Pen and ink and brownish grey wash on white laid paper, 182 x 117 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘138’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCVIII 138’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This landscape is classically composed, and similar to those at the other end of the sketchbook, from folio 1 (D06180).

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

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