Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Figures; and a View at ?Capua

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40951

Catalogue entry

Turner has used the inside back cover of this sketchbook for several studies of figures in Italian dress, in particular a couple of contadine, or peasant women in their colourful costumes with the distinctive headdresses of folded cloth. For a more detailed discussion see the Ancona to Rome sketchbook (Tate D14653; Turner Bequest CLXXVII 1). There is also an inverted landscape view which is identified through the artist’s inscription as a view of Capua, a town on the Via Appia, north of Naples.
Verso:
Back Cover

Nicola Moorby
September 2010

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