Joseph Mallord William Turner

Details from a Bas-Relief, ?Rome

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 130 x 255 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16472
Turner Bequest CXC 56 v

Catalogue entry

The subject of this rough sketch has not yet been identified although it appears to represent details from a bas-relief. Further studies of a similar decorative frieze can be found on folios 1 and 24 verso (D16399 and D16423; Turner Bequest CXC 5 and 21).

Nicola Moorby
June 2009

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