Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinThe Temple of Venus in the Bay of Baiae c.1794-8

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Artwork details

Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
The Temple of Venus in the Bay of Baiae
Date c.1794-8
MediumInk wash and watercolour on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36422
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 9
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 9 Recto:
The Temple of Venus in the Bay of Baiae c.1794–8
D36422
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 9
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 210 x 237 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘9’ on mount, top right
Inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘“Temple of Venus, in the Bay of Baia”’ on mount, bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 9’ on mount, bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Verso:
Blank (laid down); inscribed, probably by Thomas Girtin, in pencil ‘Temple of Venus in the | Bay of Baia’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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