Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

The Amphitheatre of Ancient Capua

c.1794–8

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Ink wash and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36473
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 60

Catalogue entry

This is based on a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) in Beckford Sketchbook IV, p.9, inscribed ‘The Amphitheatre of Ancient Capua – Octr 29 [1782]’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.7.9).1
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.63 under no.296; Charles Nugent, British Watercolours in the Whitworth Art Gallery, the University of Manchester: A Summary Catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours by Artists Born before 1880, London and Manchester 2003, p.97, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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