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These two slight drawings, not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue,1 are in a controlled Neo-classical style unlike Turner’s usual manner. However, they are probably his work rather than that of a pupil, and may relate to the studies of classical heads and other subjects that he occasionally made at this period. Compare for instance the helmeted heads on Tate D00721 (Turner Bequest XXIX P), and for the technique the head (apparently of Christ) on Tate D41450 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 3 v).
The recto is D00857 (Turner Bequest XXXII A).
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.64.