Joseph Mallord William Turner

A West Country Scene with Figures, Buildings and Trees

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08653
Turner Bequest CXXIII 152 a

Catalogue entry

There appear to be three figures to the right of centre, with the middle one bending over. It is not clear whether the thick, rather blunt strokes of this rapid sketch show a street, a farm yard or a waterfront scene, presumably somewhere in the West Country. The curving shapes on the right seem particularly resistant to interpretation.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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