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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Female Figure 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Verso:
A Female Figure 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXX 14 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 161 x 101 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains a rough sketch which appears to represent a female figure wearing some kind of headdress. Unlike the majority of drawings within this sketchbook this does not appear to be a study 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, 14 verso, 33 verso, 64, 69, 80, 80 verso, 82 and 82 verso (D40619, D15114, D15130, D15167, D15223, D15228, D15245, D15246, D15249 and D15250; Turner Bequest CLXXX 5a, 13a, 32a, 63, 68, 79, 79a, 81 and 81a).

Nicola Moorby
November 2009

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘A Female Figure 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2009, 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-female-figure-r1139544, accessed 24 May 2024.