Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inside the Theatre at Herculaneum

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15892
Turner Bequest CLXXXV 82

Catalogue entry

Turner visited the archaeological site at Herculaneum and made a sequence of sketches of the theatre, accessible through a sequence of underground tunnels. This study depicts a view within one of the passageways near the proscenium (stage). For a fuller description of the theatre see folio 86 (D15896; Turner Bequest CLXXXV 84).

Nicola Moorby
November 2010

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