Joseph Mallord William Turner

Profile of a Man with a Bulbous Nose

1791

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 237 x 294 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40030

Catalogue entry

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

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