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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Peasant Women 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 212 Verso:
Peasant Women 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 205 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Red’ centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has made a quick record of three locals: a seated figure and two women, one of whom wears a ‘Red’ tunic. They were likely encountered by the artist in a town on the Normandy coast, such as Eu or Dieppe.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Peasant Women 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-peasant-women-r1174755, accessed 25 January 2022.