Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Studies: An Eagle Standing on a Ram’s Head; a Male Head with Ram’s Horns

c.1799–1800

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 166 x 83 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03907
Turner Bequest LXVI 72 a

Catalogue entry

Presumably made at the same time as the other drawings of ancient artefacts on folios 18 recto, 72 recto, 73 recto, 74 recto and verso, and 75 recto (D03850, D03906, D03908–D03911), these studies seem to record antiquities from the Roman world rather than the Egyptian.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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