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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 x 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40679

Catalogue entry

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).
Verso:
Back Cover

Nicola Moorby
July 2008

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