Joseph Mallord William Turner

Susanna Bathing, after a Rembrandt Follower

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04355
Turner Bequest LXXII 61

Catalogue entry

With the Good Samaritan copied on folio 59 verso of this sketchbook (D04352), this picture (Mauritshuis, The Hague) is no longer accepted as Rembrandt’s own work although it was sufficiently admired to be removed by the French from Holland in 1795 and displayed in the Louvre until 1815 when it was returned to The Hague. Kitson found it ‘comforting’ that Turner commented on both pictures only briefly compared to his more rigorous analysis of Tobias and the Angel on folio 60 verso (D04354).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
July 2005

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