Joseph Mallord William Turner

Groups of Figures

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 86 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35649
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 90 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, two small groups of figures are noted at the outer edge, apparently including a standing man in a coat and tall hat, a stooping or seated woman and, perhaps, some children. They may have been travellers observed at one of the Channel ports on adjacent pages. See the Introduction for the occasional figure studies elsewhere in this sketchbook.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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