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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Figures at ?Conca 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Studies of Figures at ?Conca 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXI 9 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 88 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?Conca]’ top left and ‘Purple Red [?Dogs]’ beneath sketch, top left. Also ‘[?Blue] | Red apron’ beside sketches top left, parallel with right-hand edge, and ‘[...] [?formed] | [...] if | a colour vy Grey | Man orange Brown Red | [?F...] and W checked squares [?white | Black cap Blue cap Light Blue | with Red [?squares]’, parallel with right-hand edge
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains rough figure studies and written observations pertaining to the colour and type of their dress. Turner often recorded local and native costumes which he observed during his European travels, for example see the Scotch Figures sketchbook (Tate, Turner Bequest LIX) and the Swiss Figures sketchbook (Tate, Turner Bequest LXXVIII).

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Studies of Figures at ?Conca 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2010, 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-figures-at-conca-r1138694, accessed 17 June 2024.