Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Figures at Turin

1820

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 × 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16669
Turner Bequest CXCII 15

Catalogue entry

Turner has used this page for several swift thumbnail figures sketches including a woman wearing a headdress (top left) and another wearing a checked skirt (top right). The sheet is variously annotated with remarks concerning the colours and details of the various types of dress while an inscription in the top left-hand corner indicates that the artist observed these features at ‘Turin’. There are a number of similar groups of sketches within this sketchbook, see for example folio 13 (D16665).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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