Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Seated Women

c.1816–19

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10548
Turner Bequest CXL 70

Catalogue entry

These figures seem to be variants of that on folio 72 recto of the sketchbook (D10536; Turner Bequest CXL 65), and thus related to a seated figure lower left of centre in the Decline of the Carthaginian Empire (Tate N00499)1 exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1817. There are various drawings and drafts of verse connected with the picture in this sketchbook; see notes to folio 4 (D10416).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed. 1984, pp.100–1 no.135 (pl.137).

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