Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Waves, or Figures

1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04190
Turner Bequest LXXI

Catalogue entry

Finberg lists this as the second flyleaf, but it is now bound as the first. The white paper was not treated with any preparatory wash. The very perfunctory pencil marks here are difficult to make out. Finberg’s identification as waves does not seem certain and they could possibly represent figures in a boat, on shore or on a pier.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2003

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