J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Classical Rotunda among Trees: Study for the Left-Hand Side of 'Isis' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Recto:
A Classical Rotunda among Trees: Study for the Left-Hand Side of ‘Isis’ 1805
D05533
Turner Bequest XC 30
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘30’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 30’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the subject and related work see note to folio 3 of the sketchbook (D05494). One of various versions of the composition in the book, this study relates to the left side of the painting of 1807–10 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).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Classical Rotunda among Trees: Study for the Left-Hand Side of ‘Isis’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-classical-rotunda-among-trees-study-for-the-left-hand-side-r1129846, accessed 16 October 2021.