Not on display
These separate sketches of a seated woman, and a kneeling woman who seems to turn to a third, barely indicated figure beyond, were not used directly for the painting Apullia in Search of Appullus (Tate N00495), exhibited in 1814;1 however, they clearly relate to it, falling among other, more directly relevant studies, as listed under folio 63 verso (D09976). In the finished composition a group of seated nymphs and shepherds appears in the left foreground.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.91–2 no.128, pl.134.