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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figure Studies Including Women in Traditional Italian Costume 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
Figure Studies Including Women in Traditional Italian Costume 1819
D14490
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 1a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 184 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Soldiers drab jackets Red cuffs collar and Skirts [...] Front – White Breeches and Boots | undress white long coat Blue pantaloons and H B[...] Blue cap’ top left, ‘Red’, ‘Red B[...]’, ‘W Stocking’ and ‘all Dark | excepting Stocking’ and ‘R’ towards top left, on and around figures, ‘[?Embroidered] | Flowers’ towards top centre, beside figure, and ‘L Blue’, ‘Dark’ and ‘Straw Hat’ towards top right, beside figures
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This array of picturesquely costumed men and women is heavily annotated with memoranda of colours and other details. There are similar figure studies on the recto (D14489), under which others are noted.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Figure Studies Including Women in Traditional Italian Costume 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-figure-studies-including-women-in-traditional-italian-r1186225, accessed 28 May 2024.