Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Peasants

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15967
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 28 a

Catalogue entry

In addition to the places and sites which he visited, Turner frequently made sketches of people observed during his travels, particularly those wearing native or local costumes. The figure studies on this page appear to represent a group of Italian peasants, three men and two women, in a rustic interior, perhaps an inn or hostel.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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