Joseph Mallord William Turner

Battle Scene, Perhaps from the Napoleonic Wars

c.1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 714 x 1060 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17164
Turner Bequest CXCV a N

Catalogue entry

Less obviously a contemporary battle scene than Tate D17163 (Turner Bequest CXCV a M), this sheet may show a subject from ancient history. Neither is mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1
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See the ‘Miscellaneous Black and White’ grouping in A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, pp.597–8, CXCV a A–L, c.1810–20, with which the present work was associated when assigned a Turner Bequest number.
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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