Joseph Mallord William TurnerInside the Theatre at Herculaneum 1819

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Artist
Title
Inside the Theatre at Herculaneum
From Pompeii, Amalfi, &c., Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXV
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15891
Turner Bequest CLXXXV 81 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 83 Verso:
Inside the Theatre at Herculaneum 1819
D15891
Turner Bequest CLXXXV 81 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The rough details on this page almost certainly depict a section of the ruins of the theatre at Herculaneum. For a fuller description and a list of Turner’s on-the-spot sketches, see folio 86 (D15896; Turner Bequest CLXXXV 84).

Nicola Moorby
November 2010

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