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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Women Walking in a Procession, and Carrying a Red Canopy 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Women Walking in a Procession, and Carrying a Red Canopy 1802
D04802
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 5
Pencil and watercolour on white laid paper, 198 x 163 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘The Host’ top right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVIII 5’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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’.
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David Blayney Brown
May 2003

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Women Walking in a Procession, and Carrying a Red Canopy 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-women-walking-in-a-procession-and-carrying-a-red-canopy-r1133507, accessed 10 July 2014.