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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Visitation, after Jan Lievens 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 68 Recto:
The Visitation, after Jan Lievens 1802
D04362
Turner Bequest LXXII 68
Pencil, with some scratching out, on white wove paper prepared with a grey wash, 128 x 114 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘68’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXII–68’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Lievens’s (Jan Lievens 1607–1674) picture was painted 1638–40 for the Jesuit church in Brussels. It was acquired by Louis XV in Brussels in 1777, during the sale of pictures from the collections of the Flemish Jesuits which followed the suppression of the Society of Jesus.
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David Blayney Brown
July 2005

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Visitation, after Jan Lievens 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-the-visitation-after-jan-lievens-r1129771, accessed 28 July 2014.