Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Figures Seated or Kneeling in a Cottage Interior

1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02145
Turner Bequest XLVI 102 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is a study of the kind that Turner quite often made, recording a place at which he stayed in the course of his travels. The figures may be people he knew personally, or more probably are simply ‘locals’ he met by chance and who struck him as characteristic of the region.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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