Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Italian Figures at Foligno

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13896
Turner Bequest CLXXI 20 a

Catalogue entry

According to Turner’s inscription, the figures studies and notes on this page relate to studies of Italian costume seen at Foligno in Umbria, which the artist passed through after leaving the Apennine Mountains en route to Rome. Views of the town can be found on folio 18 (D13891), as well as in the Ancona to Rome sketchbook (see Tate D14718; CLXXVII 34).

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

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