Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for the Figure of Jason

c.1799–1802

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Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 271 x 436 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04908
Turner Bequest LXXXI 7

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is a study for the single figure of Jason in the mythological painting of that title, shown at the Royal Academy in 1802 (Tate N00471).1 A tentative sketch of the same figure is on folio 1 recto (D04902; Turner Bequest LXXXI 1); see also folio 14 verso (D04929; Turner Bequest LXXXI 28).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.18 no.19, pl.15.

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