Joseph Mallord William Turner

Commentary on Titian’s ‘Entombment of the Dead Christ’ (Inscription by Turner), with Colour Trials

1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04310
Turner Bequest LXXII 29 a

Catalogue entry

For Turner’s copy of Titian’s picture, see folio 32 of this sketchbook (D04315). His comments here (written with the book inverted) conclude the analysis begun on folio 31 verso (D04314), for which see catalogue entry for a full transcription. The colour trials are of blue and red washes.

David Blayney Brown
July 2005

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