Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Paintings in the Dresden Picture Gallery: Claude Lorrain, ‘Landscape with the Flight into Egypt’; Claude Lorrain, ‘Landscape with Acis and Galatea’; Jacob Backer, ‘David Giving Uriah the Letter’; Jacob van Ruisdael, ‘The Hunt’

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 x 89 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31030
Turner Bequest CCCVII 6

Catalogue entry

These sketches of figures and landscapes are rough copies of four paintings Turner saw in the Dresden Picture Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister). The paintings are: Claude Lorrain (1600–82) Landscape with the Flight into Egypt (1647) and Landscape with Acis and Galatea (1657), Jacob Adriaensz Backer (1608–51) David Giving Uriah the Letter (1650), and Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael (1628–82), The Hunt (1665–70). The artist has also inscribed brief colour notes ‘D Red’, ‘[...]’, ‘Yell[ow]’, ‘Grey’, ‘Bright Lights’ and ‘Rysdael’ in and around the sketches. See also Tate D31031–D31033; Turner Bequest CCCVII 6a–7a

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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