Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Seated Harpist and Dancing Woman

c.1799–1800

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04100
Turner Bequest LXIX 86 a

Catalogue entry

The group of dancers and Bard, which Turner studied in drawings both in this book and elsewhere, relates to his watercolour Caernarvon Castle, North Wales (Tate D04164; Turner Bequest LXX M),1 exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1800; see folio 18 recto (D04012).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.329 no.263, pl.52.

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