Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures on a Platform with a Banner; and a Study of a Woman ?Playing a Long Pipe

1794

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 × 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00270
Turner Bequest XX 9

Catalogue entry

A study evidently made at a fairground, and most probably at Wolverhampton; see the finished watercolour, Woolverhampton, Staffordshire (Wolverhampton Art Gallery),1 shown at the Royal Academy in 1796. Other fairground studies in this book are on folios 11 recto, 15 recto and verso, 16 recto, 35 verso (D00273, D00276–D00278, D00311).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.139, pl.23 (colour).

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