Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Antique Sculpture, Seen from the Front and Side

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04076
Turner Bequest LXIX 66 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject may be identified as a marble figure of Antinous in the British Museum; it seems to have been studied along with the Egyptian details on folio 65 verso (D04074). For other studies of Egyptian design see folio 130 recto (D04150; Turner Bequest LXIX 131) and the Egyptian Details sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest LXVI).
At the gutter is a slight continuation of the figure study on folio 67 recto opposite (D04077); there is also some offsetting of white chalk from that page.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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