Joseph Mallord William TurnerThree Sketches, ?France, Including a Castle and a Headland 1820

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Artist
Title
Three Sketches, ?France, Including a Castle and a Headland
From Remarks (Italy) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXCIII
Date 1820
Dimensionssupport: 115 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16881
Turner Bequest CXCIII 101 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 102 Verso:
Three Sketches, ?France, Including a Castle and a Headland 1820
D16881
Turner Bequest CXCIII 101 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 94 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three landscape sketches which despite being currently unidentified, almost certainly relate to Turner’s return journey from Italy through France in January 1820. The draughtsmanship is very rough suggesting that they were executed swiftly whilst on the move. The central study depicts a castle, whilst the upper drawing represents part of a headland within a bay. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 103 (D16882; Turner Bequest CXCIII 102).

Nicola Moorby
March 2011

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