Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Flowers and Plants, and a View of ?Jesi; and Two Caricature Sketches of Heads

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13918
Turner Bequest CLXXI 31 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains several rough studies of flowers, plants and leaves, accompanied with various annotated notes on colour. There is also a small landscape view which Turner’s inscription suggests may depict Jesi near Ancona, see also folio 36 (D13928). Also on the sheet, parallel with the right-hand edge, are caricature sketches of two male heads in profile.

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

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