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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Figures, ?Turin 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Studies of Figures, ?Turin 1820
Turner Bequest CXCII 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 128 x 98 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXCII 14’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains several swift thumbnail sketches of figures, including a man wearing a hat and cloak (top) and a woman with an elaborately frilled cap (bottom right). There also appears to be a rough study of some kind of wagon or cart. This sketchbook contains several pages of similar groups of drawings, see for example folios 13 and 13 verso (D16665 and D16666).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Studies of 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-figures-turin-r1142566, accessed 17 June 2024.