Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of the Composition of Claude’s ‘Arrival of Aeneas at Pallanteum’

?1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04139
Turner Bequest LXIX 122

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is a record (without figures) of the painting The Arrival of Aeneas at Pallanteum by Claude Lorrain (1604/5–1682) now in the Fairhaven collection, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire (National Trust). This was one of the two ‘Altieri’ Claudes that Turner is known to have seen in May 1799; the encounter is recorded by the artist Joseph Farington in his diary for 8 May.1
1
Kenneth Garlick and Angus Macintyre eds., The Diary of Joseph Farington, vol.IV, New Haven and London 1979, p.1219.
Verso:
There is a slight offset from folio 101 recto (D04117; Turner Bequest LXIX 102), indicating that the two pages were once bound consecutively.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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