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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Female Figures, ?Turin 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Verso:
Studies of Female Figures, ?Turin 1820
Turner Bequest CXCII 13 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 128 x 98 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Pink ribbon’ top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains several swift thumbnail sketches of female figures, including one wearing a frilly cap adorned with a ‘Pink ribbon’ (according to Turner’s inscription). There are a number of similar groups of figurative studies within this sketchbook, see for example folios 13 and 14 (D16665 and D16666).
Finberg noted that a leaf has been torn out at this point in the sketchbook, between folios 13 verso and 14.1

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

Finberg 1909, I, p.571.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Studies of Female Figures, ?Turin 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-studies-of-female-figures-turin-r1142565, accessed 26 May 2024.