Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinThe Tomb of the Horatii and Curatii c.1794-8

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Artwork details

Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
The Tomb of the Horatii and Curatii
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
D36420
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 7
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 7 Recto:
The Tomb of the Horatii and Curatii c.1794–8
D36420
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 7
Pencil and grey wash on white wove paper, 197 x 269 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘7’ on mount, top right
Inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘“Tomb of the Horatii & Curatii”’ on mount, bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 7’ on mount, bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Another view of the tomb is on folio 27 recto (D36440).
Verso:
Blank (laid down); inscribed, probably by Thomas Girtin, in pencil, ‘Tomb of the Horatii & Curatii’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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