Joseph Mallord William Turner?A Kneeling Figure with a Sword c.1789

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Artist
Title
?A Kneeling Figure with a Sword
From Oxford Sketchbook
Turner Bequest II
Date c.1789
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 160 x 249 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00025
Turner Bequest II 12 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Verso:
?A Kneeling Figure with a Sword c.1789
D00025
Turner Bequest II 12a
Pencil on white laid paper, 160 x 249 mm
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram towards top left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A slight sketch, difficult to decipher, inverted in relation to the sketchbook’s foliation. It may have been copied from a carving or painting in one of the houses Turner visited on this tour.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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