J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Family Seen from Behind: A Man with a Bundle and a Woman Carrying an Infant; a Small Girl between them 1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 94 Recto:
A Family Seen from Behind: A Man with a Bundle and a Woman Carrying an Infant; a Small Girl between them 1796
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Turner Bequest XXX 96a
Pencil with watercolour and gouache on blue laid paper, 126 x 108 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXX 96’ above Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
This study was made with the page turned vertically. Susan Sloman cites Ian Warrell as relating this study with the group of figures at the extreme left of Turner’s contemporary view of Brighthelmstone (later Brighton; private collection).1
Finberg recorded this subject as the verso; see the Technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Andrew Wilton
May 2011

1
Sloman 2003, p.[26] no.31, reproduced in colour, p.[27] and on front cover, as ‘A View of Brighton from the West’; not in Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Family Seen from Behind: A Man with a Bundle and a Woman Carrying an Infant; a Small Girl between them 1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-family-seen-from-behind-a-man-with-a-bundle-and-a-woman-r1149787, accessed 21 May 2022.