Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for a Historical Picture

1816

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 97 × 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11025
Turner Bequest CXLIV 96 a

Catalogue entry

For historical studies in this sketchbook see Introduction and notes to folio 95 verso (D11023). Here, Turner has drawn a stormy landscape with a solitary figure with raised arms, perched on a rock just left of centre.

David Hill
January 2009

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