Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Group of Figures: Study for an Unexecuted Picture of ‘The First Plague of Egypt’

c.1799–1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05055
Turner Bequest LXXXI 153

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a continuation of the drawing on folio 77 verso opposite (D05054; Turner Bequest LXXXI 152), under which the subject is discussed.
Technical notes:
The removal of a figure drawn on the verso (D05056; Turner Bequest LXXXI 154) is evident above the drawing here; the resultant hole has since been made good with similar paper.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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