Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stalls at a Fair, with Banners

1794

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00273
Turner Bequest XX 11

Catalogue entry

Perhaps connected with the watercolour of Woolverhampton, Staffordshire (Wolverhampton Art Gallery);1 see folio 9 recto (D00270). Other fairground studies in this book are on folios 15 recto and verso, 16 recto and 35 verso (D00276–D00278, D00311). Note the drawing of Wolverhampton church in the Matlock sketchbook (Tate D00229; Turner Bequest XIX 21). J.P. Heseltine2 suggested ‘Greenwich Fair’.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.139, pl.23 (colour).
2
MS note in Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram centre.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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