J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Christ Crowned with Thorns, after Titian 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 52 Recto:
Christ Crowned with Thorns, after Titian 1802
D04340
Turner Bequest LXXII 52
Pencil and watercolour, with some scratching out, on white wove paper prepared with a dark reddish brown wash, 128 x 114 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘52’ top left (inverted)
Stamped in black ‘LXXII–52’ top left (inverted)
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Titian’s picture was painted for the church of Sta Maria delle Grazie in Milan, 1540–2. For Turner’s remarks on it, see folio 51 verso of this sketchbook (D04339). His copy was drawn with the book inverted.

David Blayney Brown
July 2005

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Christ Crowned with Thorns, after Titian 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2005, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-christ-crowned-with-thorns-after-titian-r1129749, accessed 29 August 2014.