Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

Part of the Ruins of a Classical Temple

c.1794–8

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36507
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 28

Catalogue entry

The work is mounted with the album page turned vertically. Finberg surmised1 that this, like one of the views on folio 28 recto (D36506; Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 27 b), is a copy after Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691–1765). It may however be derived from a work by Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721–1820) or another eighteenth-century painter of classical capricci.
1
MS note, Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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