Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of a Landscape, and a Female Figure at ?Ancona

1819

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13930
Turner Bequest CLXXI 37

Catalogue entry

Despite Turner’s inscription the subject of landscape sketch on the right-hand side of the page is currently unidentified. The rough and shaky lines suggest that it was drawn on the road from a moving carriage. Also on the sheet is a swift study of a female figure, possibly observed at Ancona.

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

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