Joseph Mallord William TurnerDesign for Classical Composition c.1816-17

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Artist
Title
Design for Classical Composition
From Hastings Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXXIX
Date c.1816-17
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 129 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10350
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 6
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Design for Classical Composition circa 1816–17
D10350
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 129 x 205 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘6’ top right and ‘315’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIX 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See note to folio 3 (D10345) for classical composition studies in this sketchbook. The groups of trees framing a vista with a bridge or aqueduct recur on folios 4 and 5 (D10347, D10348).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

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