Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for ‘Isis’: a Classical Rotunda by the River

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 × 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05497
Turner Bequest XC 6

Catalogue entry

For the subject and related work see note to folio 3 of the sketchbook (D05494). This is the most complete of the various versions of the composition in the book and was probably used for the painting of 1805–6 bought by the Earl of Egremont, known as The Thames at Weybridge (Tate T03872; displayed at Petworth House)1 but engraved as Isis for the Liber Studiorum.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.126 no.204 (pl.201).

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