Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Shield with Landscape Design in an Oval; Two Ovals

1791

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40736

Catalogue entry

Compare the study on folio 19 recto (D00099). These very rough sketches are perhaps ideas for a title vignette or wrapper design for the ‘Twelve Views on the River Avon’ which Turner was planning; see introductory note to this sketchbook. There are some adventitious smears of blue and orange colour.
This page is not mentioned by Finberg in his 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue.1

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, pp.9–11.

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