Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of the Head of Paris

?1792–3

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Medium
Chalk, gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 275 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00054
Turner Bequest V A

Catalogue entry

Compare, in this series of studies, the head on D40214 (Turner Bequest V F [verso]).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil, apparently not by Turner, ‘Paris from the Antique’ and (in a different hand?) ‘38’; these inscriptions were noted by Finberg.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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