Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures in a Garden

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25609
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 44

Catalogue entry

This garden scene has not been identified. It shows a garden enclosed by hedges with a large monument or fountain at the left and three of four figures standing and sitting around. If this sketch was made during Turner’s 1831 tour, it may be related to his time spent with Sir Walter Scott and his publisher Robert Cadell, who may be included in the picture.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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