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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study for 'The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Study for ‘The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides’ 1805
D05781
Turner Bequest XCIII 9
Pencil, black and white chalks on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 171 x 262 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCIII 9’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See note to folio 1 verso of the sketchbook (D05767) for its various sketches and studies related to The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides exhibited at the British Institution in 1806 (Tate N00477).1 This slight sketch continues the experiments with composition and background begun on folio 8 (D05779); for other studies of the dragon visible here, see the recto and folio 3 verso (D05771).

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.44–6 no.57 (pl.67).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Study for ‘The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-study-for-the-goddess-of-discord-choosing-the-apple-of-r1130002, accessed 30 September 2016.