Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fragment of Verse (Inscription by Turner)

c.1809–11

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07675
Turner Bequest CXI 52 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription reads:
Thy vengeful arrow deep transfixed
   In falling tore
[The inserted] which the
For verses on the slaughter of the dragon Python by Apollo in this sketchbook, and their background, see chiefly note to folio 17 (D07617).

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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