Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Classical Harbour, with Figures

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05540
Turner Bequest XC 33 a

Catalogue entry

For the various versions in this sketchbook of an ancient seaport with figures embarking or landing, see note to folio 1 (D05491). This composition is similar to one facing it on folio 34 (D05541) which has an inscription probably alluding to Chryses.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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