Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

Rome: The Ruined Nymphaeum of Alexander Severus (‘Temple of Minerva Medica’)

c.1796

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 217 x 234 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36565
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVI 6

Catalogue entry

Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was presumably copied from a sketch by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘Minerva Medica’; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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