Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Climbing Warrior

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41422

Catalogue entry

This very slight study, not mentioned by Finberg,1 apparently belongs with the drawings of climbing men in armour on folio 13 recto opposite page (D01484). The few rapid pencil strokes that comprise the sketch might be interpreted in a number of ways.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.94.

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