Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Italian Landscape with Cypresses; Studies of Men and Women, and a Child ?with a Dog

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14358
Turner Bequest CLXXV 22 a

Catalogue entry

Both subjects were drawn with the page turned vertically. Among the characterful sketches of men and women apparently about their daily business is a child who appears to be holding something above a small dog which sits up and begs. The figure studies on folio 23 verso (D14360) were perhaps made on the same occasion. For others in this sketchbook, see under folio 18 verso (D14351).
Below is a separate drawing of a building on the crest of a hill among the cypress trees Turner notes, with others below and a plain or perhaps Lake Garda (see folio 21 verso; D14356) beyond.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

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