Joseph Mallord William TurnerGroup of Swiss Peasants 1802

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Artist
Title
Group of Swiss Peasants
From Swiss Figures Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXVIII
Date 1802
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 198 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04799
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 2
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Group of Swiss Peasants 1802
D04799
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 2
Pencil and watercolour on white laid paper, 198 x 163 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXVIII 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This group consists of seven figures, including three children. Turner’s thumb-prints are visible in the watercolours, especially near the right margin of the leaf.
Verso:
Blank, save for slight offsets of red and blue washes from folio 3 recto of the sketchbook (D04800).

David Blayney Brown
May 2003

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