Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of the Venus de’ Medici

?1792

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 392 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00060
Turner Bequest V G

Technique and condition

Catalogue entry

Compare the study of the Vatican Meleager in this series (Tate D00062; Turner Bequest V I), which uses a similar technique. There is an offset of this drawing on Tate D00196 (Turner Bequest XVIII A). For the Venus and other studies of it in this series see Tate D00059 (Turner Bequest V F).
Technical notes:
Peter Bower notes that the sheet is perhaps from the same batch as Tate D00067 (Turner Bequest V O), from this series of studies.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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