Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for Vignette of A Tempest - Voyage of Columbus

1831

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 × 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25695
Turner Bequest CCLXV 30

Catalogue entry

This folio contains one of two very similar studies for Turner’s vignette illustrations of A Tempest – Voyage of Columbus 1831–2 (watercolour, Tate D27719; Turner Bequest CCLXXX 202). Above the design is an inscription in pencil which has not been deciphered, but does not seem to be a line from Rogers’s poem as one might expect. The other design is on the opposite page of this sketchbook, folio 29 verso (D25694); see that entry for further information.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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