British School 18th century 1700–1799
formerly attributed to Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Schematic Studies of a Head c.1794–5
Black chalk on white wove paper, 243 x 278 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the verso of the upper layer of Turner’s original mount for a watercolour of Llangollen, still attached to the recto (D00861; Turner Bequest XXXII E). As explained in the technical notes for recto, two further layers of paper with similar amateur drawings, which had formed further layers of the mount, were separated from this one in 1987.
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