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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Seated Harpist and Dancing Woman c.1799-1800

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Verso:
A Seated Harpist and Dancing Woman c.1799–1800
D04100
Turner Bequest LXIX 86a
Ink on blue laid paper, 135 x 210 mm
Watermark: Strasburg lily (trimmed)
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The group of dancers and Bard, which Turner studied in drawings both in this book and elsewhere, relates to his watercolour Caernarvon Castle, North Wales (Tate D04164; Turner Bequest LXX M),1 exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1800; see folio 18 recto (D04012).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.329 no.263, pl.52.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Seated Harpist and Dancing Woman c.1799–1800 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-seated-harpist-and-dancing-woman-r1177979, accessed 29 November 2021.