Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures on a Beach

c.1826–40

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 145 x 193 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24937
Turner Bequest CCLX 101

Catalogue entry

Near a heap of what is perhaps luggage on a beach, the figures including a silhouetted woman with an umbrella or parasol may be embarking or disembarking from a sea voyage. For other examples, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ’52 | O’ bottom right; inscribed in pencil ‘D24937’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
December 2015

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