Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Man’s Head with Beehive-Shaped Headdress

c.1799–1800

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 166 x 83 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03911
Turner Bequest LXVI 75

Catalogue entry

Like the study of a warrior, perhaps a Parthian, on folio 67 verso (D03901), this may be connected with the lost painting of The Army of the Medes Destroyed in the Desart by a Whirlwind,1 which Turner showed at the Royal Academy in 1801.
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.13–15 no.15.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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