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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Sculptural Fragments at ?Tivoli 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 62 Verso:
Studies of Sculptural Fragments at ?Tivoli 1819
D15043
Turner Bequest CLXXIX 62 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains several studies of antique sculpture, including figures from relief fragments. The source of the collection is unidentified but the objects were almost certainly seen in Tivoli and probably relate to other sketches of sculptural fragments within this sketchbook, see folios 61–62 verso (D15040–D15043). Turner was fascinated by classical statuary and made numerous studies during his 1819 tour of Italy. The most extensive series can be found within the Vatican Fragments sketchbook (see Tate; Turner Bequest CLXXX).

Nicola Moorby
February 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Studies of Sculptural Fragments at ?Tivoli 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, 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-studies-of-sculptural-fragments-at-tivoli-r1137677, accessed 28 November 2014.