Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinThe Tomb of Plautus, near Tivoli c.1794-8

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Artwork details

Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
The Tomb of Plautus, near Tivoli
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
D36419
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 6
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 6 Recto:
The Tomb of Plautus, near Tivoli c.1794–8
D36419
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 6
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘6’ on mount, top right
Inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘“Tomb of | Plautius near | Tivoli”’ on mount, bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 6’ 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 ‘Tomb of | Plautius near | Tivoli’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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