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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of a Marine's Uniform 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
Studies of a Marine’s Uniform 1805
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 184 x 114 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘A Marine’ and ‘Undress a red jacket | sometimes a Red Shirt’ lower centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXXIX 4’ top right, running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner has drawn a whole figure, facing to front, a rear view of the jacket and a detail of the sleeve. Finberg misread the later part of the inscription as ‘a red fancy shirt’. 124 Marines were stationed on the Victory at Trafalgar.

David Blayney Brown
March 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Studies of a Marine’s Uniform 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2006, 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-studies-of-a-marines-uniform-r1139245, accessed 21 June 2024.