Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Country Weir, with Men Standing and Sitting

c.1834–6

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27752
Turner Bequest CCLXXXI 15 a

Catalogue entry

As set out in the Introduction, this is one of a sequence running through the middle of this sketchbook showing a substantial rural weir with a fence-like wooden superstructure, populated by numerous adults and children engaged in or watching fishing. The location is unidentified. The object towards the bottom left here may be an upturned umbrella or parasol.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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