Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures by the Sea

c.1835–40

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 x 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27421
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX a 29

Catalogue entry

These figures, who are caught by the tide according to Turner’s note, are typical of the several scenes of contemporary life in this sketchbook. For more information, see the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
February 2015

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