J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Classical Composition c.1816-17

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
A Classical Composition circa 1816–17
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 129 x 205 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See catalogue note to the recto (D10345), which has a slighter sketch with similar motifs including a statue on a pedestal.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Classical Composition c.1816–17 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-classical-composition-r1131575, accessed 15 August 2020.