J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Classical Harbour, with Crowds of Figures around a Staircase 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
A Classical Harbour, with Crowds of Figures around a Staircase 1805
D05493
Turner Bequest XC 2
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See notes to folios 1 and 1 verso (D05492, D05493). The subject is a development of the figure sketch on the latter, now including a staircase and a group of soldiers with shields.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Classical Harbour, with Crowds of Figures around a Staircase 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-classical-harbour-with-crowds-of-figures-around-a-r1129804, accessed 27 November 2014.