Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures with an Invalid in a Bath Chair, Perhaps at the Seaside

c.1826–40

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 136 x 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24931
Turner Bequest CCLX 95

Catalogue entry

A man in white trousers with an umbrella appears to be addressing a man seated in an elevated bath chair, with a woman and children at his side. They are perhaps taking the air by the sea (see the Introduction for other examples of such recreational scenes). Compare the woman being pulled by two boys in a lower chair in Tate D24936 (Turner Bequest CCLX 100).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘52 | O’ bottom right (partly obscured); inscribed in pencil ‘D24931’ bottom centre.
There is a border of white paper or tape, with more paper adhering, indicating that the sheet was formerly mounted.

Matthew Imms
December 2015

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