Joseph Mallord William Turner

Historical Subject: Groups of Figures

c.1800–7

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 172 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05171
Turner Bequest LXXXIV 5 a

Catalogue entry

The subject, perhaps an Assembly of the Gods, continues on folio 5 of the sketchbook (D05172). No comparable group appears in any picture by Turner. The central group of figures with children or perhaps putti appears again on folio 19 (D05191).

David Blayney Brown
November 2004

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