Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Female Figures, ?Turin

1820

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16666
Turner Bequest CXCII 13 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains several swift thumbnail sketches of female figures, including one wearing a frilly cap adorned with a ‘Pink ribbon’ (according to Turner’s inscription). There are a number of similar groups of figurative studies within this sketchbook, see for example folios 13 and 14 (D16665 and D16666).
Finberg noted that a leaf has been torn out at this point in the sketchbook, between folios 13 verso and 14.1

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.571.

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