Joseph Mallord William Turner

Note on ‘The Return of Marcus Sextus’, by Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (Inscription by Turner)

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04333
Turner Bequest LXXII 47

Catalogue entry

Turner’s brief comment (written with the book inverted) reads: ‘A Picture painted by Guerin in the Place de Victoria – Sextus being banished, his wife dies by Grief, over whose Body he’s meditating, his daughter grasping his knees’. For Turner’s copy of this picture, and notes on the work and its then location in the Place des Victoires, see the verso of this leaf (D04334).

David Blayney Brown
July 2005

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