Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures in Local Dress, Normandy

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 131 x 91 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23375
Turner Bequest CCL 22

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the female figures worked onto this page are depicted in the local dress of Normandy. Particular attention has been paid to their elaborate headdresses, although space has also been made for a study of a broom.

John Chu
May 2015

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