Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Egyptian Headdress, Including Osiris with Atep Crown, a Shabti Figure, and a Bird

c.1799–1802

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Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04074
Turner Bequest LXIX 65 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, these details of Egyptian design were presumably studied by Turner in the British Museum, with one of his Biblical ‘Plagues of Egypt’ subjects in mind. See also folios 66 verso (D04076) and 130 recto (D04150; Turner Bequest LXIX 131), and the Egyptian Details sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest LXVI).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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