Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Children Seated on the Ground; Dock Leaves

1793–4

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 202 × 312 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00713
Turner Bequest XXIX H

Catalogue entry

Both studies are accomplished, the figures especially; but they are in different styles and treat subjects of different scales. The drawing of foliage makes use of contrasting density of pencil-stroke, as do the studies of a donkey’s head in Tate D00367 (Turner Bequest XXII N). The sheet may date from somewhat later; Finberg placed it with miscellaneous drawings of about 1796.
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Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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