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Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation within a black chalk border to the left and below, this is a more elaborately worked out study for the picture that Turner planned on folio 25 verso (D04950; Turner Bequest LXXXI 48) as a possible alternative to ‘The Parting of Venus and Adonis’, which has its own study on folio 26 verso (D04952; Turner Bequest LXXXI 50). He never painted a large treatment of the death scene, though a small oil sketch exists (Tate N05493),1 showing the two figures in quite different attitudes, and with only the boles of the trees visible.
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.115 no.151, pl.157.
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