Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Paintings in the Dresden Picture Gallery: Aert de Gelder, ‘Christ before Pilate’; Raphael, ‘The Sistine Madonna’; Correggio, ‘The Penitent Magdalene Reading’, and a Detail of Flowers in its Foreground

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 × 89 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31033
Turner Bequest CCCVII 7 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has rendered rough copies of three paintings at the Dresden Picture Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister). They are: Aert de Gelder (1645–1727) Christ before Pilate (1671), Raphael (1483–1520) The Sisteen Madonna (1512/13), Antonio da Correggio (1489–1534) The Penitent Magdalene Reading (missing since 1945). Colour notes are inscribed around The Sisteen Madonna: ‘W[hite]’, ‘L[ight] Y[ellow]’, ‘M’, ‘B[lue]’, ‘Madonna’, ‘Red’, ‘Green’, ‘Green’, ‘Or’, ‘Blue’. See other copies from the Dresden Picture Gallery on Tate D31030–D31032; Turner Bequest CCCVII 6–7.
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30303, D30896–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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