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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Group of Swiss Peasant Girls, Two Carrying Milking Pails 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
Group of Swiss Peasant Girls, Two Carrying Milking Pails 1802
D04800
Turner Bequest LXXVIII 3
Pencil and watercolour on white laid paper, 198 x 163 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXVIII 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Two of the four girls in this drawing have tilted their straw hats to shield their faces – most probably from bright sun, but perhaps also from bashfulness at the unwanted attention of an artist.
Verso:
Blank, save for very slight offsets of blue and dark-grey washes from folio 4 of the sketchbook (D04801).

David Blayney Brown
May 2003

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Group of Swiss Peasant Girls, Two Carrying Milking Pails 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2003, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-group-of-swiss-peasant-girls-two-carrying-milking-pails-r1133505, accessed 14 June 2024.