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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Seated Figure in Armour 1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Study of a Seated Figure in Armour 1792
D00189
Turner Bequest XVII N
Pencil on white laid card, 136 x 96 mm
Stamped in black ‘XVII N’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As Finberg surmised, this drawing is for the figure of Don Quixote in Turner’s grey wash drawing of Don Quixote and the Enchanted Barque (illustrating Book II, chapter 29 of Cervantes’ novel) which, with a study for the composition, is in a private collection.1 See also verso (D40230).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
See Anne Lyles, Young Turner: Early Work to 1800: Watercolours and Drawings from the Turner Bequest 1787–1800, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1989, pp.23–4 nos.7, 8, reproduced.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of a Seated Figure in Armour 1792 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-study-of-a-seated-figure-in-armour-r1140320, accessed 21 December 2014.