Joseph Mallord William Turner

Roadside Scene on the Outskirts of Spa, with a Mother and Baby; Group of Seated Figures

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28114
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 38

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has drawn a roadside scene at the outskirts of Spa with the profile of the Ardennes mountain range in view. A few houses are roughly jotted in and a figure, thought to be a mother and baby, can be seen in the foreground at the left. Orientated inversely to this scene is a group of seated figures near to the periphery of the page. The annotations ‘Red’, ‘1 Gre’, ‘W’, ‘B[...]’, probably records of colour in clothing, have been inscribed around the group.
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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