Joseph Mallord William Turner?Copy of a Painting, Parma 1820

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Artist
Title
?Copy of a Painting, Parma
From Return from Italy Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXCII
Date 1820
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 98 x 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16654
Turner Bequest CXCII 7 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
?Copy of a Painting, Parma 1820
D16654
Turner Bequest CXCII 7 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘hero of Mal[...]’ top left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains an inscription and a very rough, schematic drawing of two figures. This is likely to represent a copy of a painting or other work of art. The subject is currently unidentified although it was probably something Turner saw in a collection in Parma. Similar sketches can be found on folios 6 verso–7 (D16652–D16653). James Hakewill (1778–1843) had provided Turner with advice about Parma’s artistic treasures in the Route to Rome sketchbook (Tate D13897; Turner Bequest CLXXI 21) and on a separate sheet of paper (see Tate D36333; Turner Bequest CCCLXVIII B).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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