Joseph Mallord William Turner

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c.1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 x 87 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13788
Turner Bequest CLXIX 25

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, the upper two sketches appear to show shoulders and perhaps a hat or headdress, probably female, while the lower one appears to show the back view of a man in a hat and tailcoat. The top sketch is inscribed ‘R’, perhaps for red, and there are other brief notes including ‘Blu’ twice.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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