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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Profile of a Man with a Bulbous Nose 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Profile of a Man with a Bulbous Nose 1791
D40030
Brush and black ink and watercolour on white wove paper, 237 x 294 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pen and brown ink ‘View of the River Avon | ear Wallis s Wall. | Bristol’ centre
Stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram above ‘VII B’ bottom left
Inscribed in red ink ‘VII B’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A slight but very characterful outline sketch, which may have been drawn from life with the sheet turned vertically. The inscription refers to the subject on the recto (D00109; Turner Bequest VII B). There are also blue, gamboge [yellow], green and burnt sienna colour trials.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Profile of a Man with a Bulbous Nose 1791 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-profile-of-a-man-with-a-bulbous-nose-r1140434, accessed 21 December 2014.