Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Soldiers’ Uniforms

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16049
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 71

Catalogue entry

This page contains several small studies of soldiers, a couple of whom are pictured playing musical instruments. Turner is particularly interested in the decorative details of their uniforms and hats. A couple of similar figures can be seen in the foreground of a view of Naples from the Sant’Elmo Hill, see folio 48 verso (D16003; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 46a).

Nicola Moorby
August 2010

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