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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Group of Women and a Little Girl in a High Wind at the Seaside c.1826-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Group of Women and a Little Girl in a High Wind at the Seaside c.1826–40
D24798
Turner Bequest CCLIX 233
Gouache and watercolour on blue wove paper, 133 x 186 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Inscribed in red ink ‘233’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLIX 233’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This group of elegant women and a little girl in miniature versions of their bonnets and colourful capes appear beset by a strong wing, probably on a beach or promenade (see the Introduction for other examples of such recreational scenes); compare the long feather decorating a bonnet in Tate D24797 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 232).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘233’ top left; inscribed in pencil ‘D.24798’ bottom left.

Matthew Imms
December 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Group of Women and a Little Girl in a High Wind at the Seaside c.1826–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-group-of-women-and-a-little-girl-in-a-high-wind-at-the-r1182580, accessed 13 April 2024.