Joseph Mallord William TurnerFigures on a Platform with a Banner; and a Study of a Woman ?Playing a Long Pipe 1794

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Artist
Title
Figures on a Platform with a Banner; and a Study of a Woman ?Playing a Long Pipe
From Marford Mill Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XX
Date 1794
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 99 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00270
Turner Bequest XX 9
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Figures on a Platform with a Banner; and a Study of a Woman ?Playing a Long Pipe 1794
D00270
Turner Bequest XX 9
Pencil on white laid paper, 99 x 152 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X Red G’ top right (referring to the woman’s shawl, marked ‘X’)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XX 9’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A study evidently made at a fairground, and most probably at Wolverhampton; see the finished watercolour, Woolverhampton, Staffordshire (Wolverhampton Art Gallery),1 shown at the Royal Academy in 1796. Other fairground studies in this book are on folios 11 recto, 15 recto and verso, 16 recto, 35 verso (D00273, D00276–D00278, D00311).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.139, pl.23 (colour).

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