Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Head and Torso of the Apollo Belvedere

?1792

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 419 x 269 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00057
Turner Bequest V D

Catalogue entry

For the Apollo Belvedere see principally, in this group of studies, Tate D00056 (Turner Bequest V C), which depicts the figure whole-length. Other studies of the Apollo in this group are Tate D00057, D00058 and D40218 (Turner Bequest V D, E and O [verso]).
The verso is D40213.
Technical notes:
Peter Bower states that the paper was made on a single-faced mould.1

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Note in Tate catalogue files.

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