Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Sculptures, ?Nepi

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14826
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 89

Catalogue entry

This page contains sketches from an Italian sculpture gallery. Turner has recorded three plinths containing respectively one draped standing female figure, one head and the third of which is empty. The subjects and location of the sketches is unidentified, although Thomas Ashby suggested that they may have been in the Municipio (Town Hall) in Nepi.1

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

1
Thomas Ashby, unpublished notes, Turner Bequest Archive, Tate.

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