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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Baskets and ?a Figure; Shipping Including Gondolas, Probably at Venice 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Verso:
Studies of Baskets and ?a Figure; Shipping Including Gondolas, Probably at Venice 1819
D14373
Turner Bequest CLXXV 31a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘to keep [...] in’ and ‘5 Cows [?to ...]’ towards top left, beside baskets
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page of slight, disconnected studies includes baskets, what may be a man carrying a bundle as large as himself, and shipping, with gondolas moving among small sailing craft, presumably at Venice.
The main sequence of Venetian views in this sketchbook begins until folio 37 verso (D14384). For other figure studies, see under folio 18 verso (D14351).

Matthew Imms
March 2017

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Studies of Baskets and ?a Figure; Shipping Including Gondolas, Probably at Venice 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-studies-of-baskets-and-a-figure-shipping-including-gondolas-r1186486, accessed 06 December 2020.