Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Cusped Motif from a Frieze; a Face in Profile

?1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 × 248 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40336

Catalogue entry

The cusped motif is traced from one of a frieze of similar motifs, apparently offset from another surface. There is also a slight sketch of a face in profile, apparently by an amateur hand and inverted relative to the prominent ‘67’.
The recto is D00844 (Turner Bequest XXXI B).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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