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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An Italian Landscape with Cypresses; Studies of Men and Women, and a Child ?with a Dog 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Verso:
An Italian Landscape with Cypresses; Studies of Men and Women, and a Child ?with a Dog 1819
D14358
Turner Bequest CLXXV 22a
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 112 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Woman with s...]’ top centre, ‘B’, ‘W’, ‘B’ and ‘Red’ towards top, on and between figures, and ‘Cypress’ above right of centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Both subjects were drawn with the page turned vertically. Among the characterful sketches of men and women apparently about their daily business is a child who appears to be holding something above a small dog which sits up and begs. The figure studies on folio 23 verso (D14360) were perhaps made on the same occasion. For others in this sketchbook, see under folio 18 verso (D14351).
Below is a separate drawing of a building on the crest of a hill among the cypress trees Turner notes, with others below and a plain or perhaps Lake Garda (see folio 21 verso; D14356) beyond.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An Italian Landscape with Cypresses; Studies of Men and Women, and a Child ?with a Dog 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2017, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, July 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-an-italian-landscape-with-cypresses-studies-of-men-and-women-r1186471, accessed 09 July 2020.