Joseph Mallord William Turner

Women Walking in a Procession, and Carrying a Red Canopy

1802

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Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 198 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04802
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 5

Catalogue entry

With folios 4 and 6–8 of this sketchbook (D04801, D04803–D04805), this leaf depicts five figures Turner saw taking part in a religious procession, presumably in Berne (where he bought the book) and on a saint’s day. Folio 6 shows an effigy being carried. Turner had already drawn a similar procession in Martigny (Tate D04580; Turner Bequest LXXIV 87). Finberg read Turner’s inscription as ‘Wool’.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
May 2003

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