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
D05586
Turner Bequest XC 60

Catalogue entry

For Mercury and Herse (on the London art market in 2005)1 and related drawings in this sketchbook see folio 57 (D05581). Butlin and Joll consider this ‘probably’ a study for the picture.
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.80–2 no.114 (pl.122); Sotheby’s sale, 5 July 2005, lot 40..
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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