Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Studies of Figures: Two Women with a Jug, Watching a Man Kneeling to Play Marbles; Studies of the Man’s Hands and Left Leg

1794

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 152 x 99 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00285
Turner Bequest XX 20

Catalogue entry

The kneeling man seems to be a study for the figure of a youth shying at coconuts in the centre foreground of Woolverhampton, Staffordshire (Wolverhampton Art Gallery).1 See the study made at Wolverhampton in the Matlock sketchbook, 11 f.21 recto (D00229).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.139, pl.23 (colour).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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