Joseph Mallord William Turner

Large Barn, with Groups of Figures Eating and Drinking

c.1807–10

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05354
Turner Bequest LXXXVI 4

Catalogue entry

A slight sketch, evidently taken from life, related to Turner’s unfinished painting Harvest Home (Tate N00562).1 As in the picture, but not in the separate composition study (Tate D08216; Turner Bequest CXX C), these figures are seen inside a barn with an open door in the background.

David Blayney Brown
December 2009

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.128 no.209 (pl.208).

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