Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for a Classical Landscape

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 x 150 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05558
Turner Bequest XC 43 a

Catalogue entry

This composition continues on folio 44 (D05559) and is further extended slightly on the right of folio 45 (D05560). The design is classical, but elements of the setting, including a wooden bridge, might be borrowed from views near Kew Palace in this sketchbook. A rather more elaborate classical composition, also involving a rustic bridge, on folios 57 verso–58 (D05582–D05583) may be a development of this design.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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