Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Back Cover:
Sketches circa 1819
Pencil and pen and black ink and wash on white wove paper, 99 x 155 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.500.
Turner’s use of his sketchbooks was often sporadic and this page contains a number of unconnected elements. The dominant drawing is pen-and-ink sketch which appears to show several figures and a rearing horse in the background. The subject is unidentified although it may be a copy of a work of art, or an idea for a composition. It appears to have been drawn over the top of an underlying pencil study of a landscape.
At the top of the page are several geometrical diagrams similar to the ones on the preceding page, see folio 30 verso (D13989).
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