Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Angler in a Tall Hat and Another Figure at a Country Weir

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 × 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27759
Turner Bequest CCLXXXI 19

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 trees and weir here are continued on folio 18 verso opposite, where two figures are shown.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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