Joseph Mallord William TurnerNarcissus and Echo exhibited 1804

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Artist
Title
Narcissus and Echo
Date exhibited 1804
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 865 x 1170 mm frame: 1245 x 1548 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Tate Gallery 1984. In situ at Petworth House
Reference
T03869
Not on display

Catalogue entry

53. [T03869] Narcissus and Echo Exh. 1804

TATE GALLERY AND THE NATIONAL TRUST (LORD EGREMONT COLLECTION) PETWORTH HOUSE
Canvas, 34 × 46 (86·3 × 116·8)

Coll. Bought from Turner by the third Earl of Egremont after 1810 but before 1819 (see below); by descent to the third Lord Leconfield who in 1947 conveyed Petworth to the National Trust; in 1957 the contents of the State Rooms were accepted by the Treasury in part payment of death duties.

Exh. R.A. 1804 (207); B.I. 1806 (258); R.A. 1888 (11); Tate Gallery 1951 (6).

Engr. A soft ground etching by Turner himself for the Liber Studiorum but unpublished (Rawlinson 90).

Lit. Farington Diary 18 May 1804, 16 February 1806; Petworth Inventories 1837, 1856 (North Gallery); Burnet and Cunningham 1852, pp. 44, 112 no. 84, 121 no. 1; Waagen 1854, iii, p. 37; Ruskin 1860 (1903–12, vii, p. 391); Thornbury 1862, i, p. 355; ii, pp. 5–6, 397; 1877, pp. 199–200, 571, 594; Monkhouse 1879, p. 48; Bell 1901, p. 83 no. 106; Armstrong 1902, p. 225; Collins Baker 1920, p. 124 no. 46; Finberg 1924, p. 361; 1961, pp. 109, 122, 171–2, 466 no. 90, 467 no. 95; Rothenstein and Butlin 1964, p. 11; Gage 1965, p. 79 n. 33; Lindsay 1966, pp. 127, 309; Gage 1969, pp. 141, 259 n. 71; Joll 1977, pp. 375–6… (read more)

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