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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Soldiers 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Soldiers 1826
Turner Bequest CCLI 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 83 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Blue’ towards bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘4’ top right, ‘199’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLI 4’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled much of this page with studies of figures in military uniform seen from behind. A comparable uniformed figure can be found on folio 3 recto (D23461; Turner Bequest CCLI 3).

John Chu
July 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Soldiers 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-soldiers-r1185306, accessed 12 August 2020.