Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Studies of a Woman with a Wheelbarrow and Scales; Study of the Head of a Young Man or Woman wearing a Beaver Hat

1791

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00100
Turner Bequest VI 19 a

Catalogue entry

The motif of a woman trading from a wheelbarrow recurs on the back of one of Turner’s academy studies (Tate D40224; verso of Turner Bequest X A), and as part of the staffage in a drawing of Henry VII’s Chapel, Westminster in a private collection, which dates from 1791. All the studies are inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation.
Technical notes:
The missing bottom right corner has been made up.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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