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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Slight Sketch of a ?Figure c.1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Slight Sketch of a ?Figure circa 1819
Turner Bequest CXCIII 13 a
Pencil and traces of grey watercolour wash on white wove paper, 115 x 94 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The pencil sketch on this page perhaps depicts the head and shoulders of a figure wearing a hooded cloak but is too schematic and rough to be positively identified.

Nicola Moorby
February 2011

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Slight Sketch of a ?Figure c.1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-slight-sketch-of-a-figure-r1138555, accessed 21 May 2024.