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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sketches of a Landscape, and a Female Figure at ?Ancona 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Recto:
Sketches of a Landscape, and a Female Figure at ?Ancona 1819
D13930
Turner Bequest CLXXI 37
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 114 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?Povilziamo] bottom right. Also ‘Red’ and ‘[?Ancona]’ parallel with left-hand edge
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘37’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CLXXI 37’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Despite Turner’s inscription the subject of landscape sketch on the right-hand side of the page is currently unidentified. The rough and shaky lines suggest that it was drawn on the road from a moving carriage. Also on the sheet is a swift study of a female figure, possibly observed at Ancona.

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Sketches of a Landscape, and a Female Figure at ?Ancona 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2010, 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-sketches-of-a-landscape-and-a-female-figure-at-ancona-r1138746, accessed 22 May 2022.