Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Entombment of the Dead Christ, after Titian

1802

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04315
Turner Bequest LXXII 32

Catalogue entry

Turner turned the sketchbook to landscape format to make this copy. Titian’s picture had belonged to the Gonzaga in Mantua and then to Charles I in London. It was acquired by Louis XIV in 1662 and regarded as one of the greatest treasures of the Louvre. Turner began a long analysis of it on folio 31 verso of the sketchbook (D04314), for which see catalogue entry for a full transcription. Further remarks on Titian’s picture are on folio 71 verso of the Small Calais Pier sketchbook (Tate D04262; Turner Bequest LXXI 62a).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
July 2005

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