Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Female Figures

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 161 × 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15130
Turner Bequest CLXXX 13 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains rough sketches of two female figures, one of whom has her head covered. Unlike the majority of drawings within this sketchbook these do not appear to be studies of classical statuary but rather to have been drawn from life. Further sketches of people can be found on the inner front cover and on folios 6 verso, 15 verso, 33 verso, 64, 69, 80, 80 verso, 82 and 82 verso (D40619, D15114, D15132, D15167, D15223, D15228, D15245, D15246, D15249 and D15250; Turner Bequest CLXXX 5a, 14a, 32a, 63, 68, 79, 79a, 81 and 81a).

Nicola Moorby
November 2009

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