Joseph Mallord William TurnerFigures Marching in a Procession 1802

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Artist
Title
Figures Marching in a Procession
From Swiss Figures Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXVIII
Date 1802
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 198 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04804
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 7
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Figures Marching in a Procession 1802
D04804
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 7
Pencil and watercolour on white laid paper, 198 x 163 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Men follow’d the Priests, Women the | Men’ below image
Stamped in black ‘LXXVIII’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the religious procession of which six figures are drawn here, see especially folio 5 of this sketchbook (D04802), and also folios 6 and 8 (D04803, D04805). Here and in folio 8, figures are carrying banners. Only two are coloured, indicating black vestments.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2003

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