Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches of Birds 1819

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Three Sketches of Birds
From Rome: Colour Studies Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXIX
Date 1819
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 229 x 368 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16390
Turner Bequest CLXXXIX 59
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Catalogue entry

This sheet is blank apart from three small sketches of birds, one of which appears to be a duck, at the bottom centre of the page. Like many drawings within the Rome C. Studies sketchbook the study has been executed in pencil over grey watercolour wash.
Verso:
Blank except for traces of watercolour.

Nicola Moorby
October 2009

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