Joseph Mallord William Turner

Group of Gendarmes and Officials

1802

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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
D04812
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 15

Catalogue entry

This is one of the most developed studies in this sketchbook. It includes a plump black-clad man in a tricorn hat, presumably an urban bourgeois. The other three figures are in uniform, perhaps gendarmes as Finberg suggested or militiamen.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2003

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