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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of the Head of Paris ?1792-3

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Study of the Head of Paris ?1792–3
Turner Bequest V A
Black and white chalks and stump on laid buff-grey wrapping paper, 275 x 271 mm
Watermark ‘HR’
Inscribed in red ink ‘V.A’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘V A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Compare, in this series of studies, the head on D40214 (Turner Bequest V F [verso]).
Blank; inscribed in pencil, apparently not by Turner, ‘Paris from the Antique’ and (in a different hand?) ‘38’; these inscriptions were noted by Finberg.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of the Head of Paris ?1792–3 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-study-of-the-head-of-paris-r1140264, accessed 21 September 2019.