Joseph Mallord William Turner

Copy of Nicolas Poussin’s ‘Exposition of Moses’

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02172
Turner Bequest XLVI 118

Catalogue entry

The painting by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) copied here by Turner with the page turned horizontally, is now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; it was bought by the dealer Bryan from the Orléans collection in 1798 and shown in London in that year, and then acquired by Richard, Earl Temple, later the 1st Duke of Buckingham.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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