Joseph Mallord William TurnerSketches of Italian Figures at Foligno 1819

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Artist
Title
Sketches of Italian Figures at Foligno
From Route to Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXI
Date 1819
MediumPen and ink on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13896
Turner Bequest CLXXI 20 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Verso:
Sketches of Italian Figures at Foligno 1819
D13896
Turner Bequest CLXXI 20 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 88 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘The Women at Foligno [?wear] the | H X [sketch] so that a Shadow is thrown [?across] | the face the better kind have’ across top, and ‘Top [?ent...]’, ‘R’, ‘B | Red’, ‘Yelw’ and ‘Red’ beside sketch of figure. Also various numbers and sums.
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
According to Turner’s inscription, the figures studies and notes on this page relate to studies of Italian costume seen at Foligno in Umbria, which the artist passed through after leaving the Apennine Mountains en route to Rome. Views of the town can be found on folio 18 (D13891), as well as in the Ancona to Rome sketchbook (see Tate D14718; CLXXVII 34).

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

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