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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Woman Carrying a Baby, Seen from Behind 1796-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
A Woman Carrying a Baby, Seen from Behind 1796–7
D01131
Turner Bequest XXXVII 14
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 14’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This study, like those on folios 8 verso and 9 recto (D01133, D01134; Turner Bequest XXXVII 16, 17), is for a group in the foreground of an oil painting, Fishermen coming ashore at Sun Set, previous to a Gale (the ‘Mildmay Seapiece’), exhibited in 1797 and long untraced, but known from a plate in the Liber Studiorum.1

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.2–3 no.3, pl.3 (the Liber Studiorum engraving).

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Woman Carrying a Baby, Seen from Behind 1796–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, 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-woman-carrying-a-baby-seen-from-behind-r1149823, accessed 26 November 2020.