Joseph Mallord William Turner A Classical Rotunda among Trees: Study for the Left-Hand Side of ‘Isis’ 1805

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Title
A Classical Rotunda among Trees: Study for the Left-Hand Side of ‘Isis’
Date 1805
Medium Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05533
Turner Bequest XC 30
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Catalogue entry

For the subject and related work see note to folio 3 of the sketchbook (D05494). One of various versions of the composition in the book, this study relates to the left side of the painting of 1807–10 bought by the Earl of Egremont, known as The Thames at Weybridge (Tate T03872; displayed at Petworth House)1 but engraved as Isis for the Liber Studiorum.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.126 no.204 (pl.201).

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