J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Group of Figures, with Banners and Candles 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
A Group of Figures, with Banners and Candles 1802
D04805
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 8
Pencil and watercolour on white laid paper, 198 x 163 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXVIII 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the religious procession of which six figures are drawn here, see especially folio 5 of this sketchbook (D04802), and also folios 6 and 7 (D04803, D04804). Only two figures are coloured, indicating black vestments. The others are perhaps choristers. Folio 7 shows the same figures with banners, here seen to bear a cross.
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David Blayney Brown
May 2003

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Group of Figures, with Banners and Candles 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2003, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-group-of-figures-with-banners-and-candles-r1133510, accessed 25 April 2014.