Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fashionable Ladies with Elaborate Hairstyles and Corsages

1839

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28075
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 17 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally relative to the foliation, Turner has drawn seven profiles of women with their heads turned at various angles, paying particular attention to their hairstyles. At the left Turner focuses on the shape of the corsage and bust of one woman.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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