Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Two Figures, and a Town on a Hill in Italy

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: 88 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13921
Turner Bequest CLXXI 33

Catalogue entry

There are two distinct drawings on this page. In the top left-hand corner is a very slight study of two figures which Turner has labelled ‘Boys with Birds’. On the right-hand side of the sheet, meanwhile, parallel with the spine of the sketchbook, is an unidentified landscape sketch of a town on a hill, almost certainly related to Turner’s Italian travels.

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

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