Joseph Mallord William Turner

Group of a Man, Women and Children

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 198 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04801
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 4

Catalogue entry

These seven figures, judging from their soberly-toned dress, seem to be part of the procession drawn on folios 5–8 of this sketchbook (D04802–D04805), presumably in Berne (where Turner bought the book) and on a saint’s day. Most or all of the figures here are seen from behind.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2003

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