Joseph Mallord William TurnerStags c.1808

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Artist
Title
Stags
From Greenwich Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CII
Date c.1808
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 76 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06782
Turner Bequest CII 32
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Recto:
Stags circa 1808
D06782
Turner Bequest CII 32
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘32’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CII 32’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Other sketches of stags in this sketchbook are on folios 43, 44 and 50 verso (D06804, D06806, D06819). These must have been made in Greenwich Park, and Turner included similar groups in the foreground of his picture London (Tate N00483).1

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

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