Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of a Figure Wearing a Hat

1820

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16647
Turner Bequest CXCII 4

Catalogue entry

This page contains a small thumbnail sketch of a figure wearing a large hat which, according to Turner’s inscription, is ‘purple’. There are a large number of studies of people in this sketchbook and the artist often annotated his drawings with notes on the details and colours of their costume, see for example folio 15 (D16669).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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