Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for a Classical Landscape: Similar to ‘Mercury and Herse’

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 x 150 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05583
Turner Bequest XC 58

Catalogue entry

For Mercury and Herse (on the London art market in 2005)1and related drawings in this sketchbook see folio 57 (D05581). Butlin and Joll express reservations about a connection with this drawing, which differs from the sketch facing it on folio 57 verso (D05582) in showing a rustic bridge instead of a procession of figures.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.80–2 no.114 (pl.122); Sotheby’s sale, 5 July 2005, lot 40..

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