Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for a Classical Landscape: Similar to ‘Mercury and Herse’

1805

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 × 150 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05582
Turner Bequest XC 57 a

Catalogue entry

For Mercury and Herse (on the London art market in 2005)1and related drawings in this sketchbook see entry for the recto of this sheet (D05581). Butlin and Joll express reservations about a connection with this drawing. However, it shows a procession in the foreground which might anticipate the picture.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.80–2 no.114 (pl.122); Sotheby’s sale, 5 July 2005, lot 40..

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