Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of a Marine’s Uniform

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05449
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 4

Catalogue entry

Turner has drawn a whole figure, facing to front, a rear view of the jacket and a detail of the sleeve. Finberg misread the later part of the inscription as ‘a red fancy shirt’. 124 Marines were stationed on the Victory at Trafalgar.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2006

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