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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Group of a Man, Women and Children 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Group of a Man, Women and Children 1802
D04801
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 4
Pencil and watercolour on white laid paper, 198 x 163 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXVIII 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These seven figures, judging from their soberly-toned dress, seem to be part of the procession drawn on folios 5–8 of this sketchbook (D04802–D04805), presumably in Berne (where Turner bought the book) and on a saint’s day. Most or all of the figures here are seen from behind.
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David Blayney Brown
May 2003

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Group of a Man, Women and Children 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, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-group-of-a-man-women-and-children-r1133506, accessed 29 November 2014.