Turner worked up this colour study of Breton peasants taking part in a clog dance from material gathered on his 1826 tour of Northern France. It is based on pencil studies in the Morlaise to Nantes sketchbook; see entry for Tate D23057 (Turner Bequest CCXLVII 25a).
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘CCLIX . 197’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and with ‘CCLIX – 197’ in the centre of the sheet.
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