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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Sarcophagus and a Sculptural Relief with Figures, ?Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Verso:
A Sarcophagus and a Sculptural Relief with Figures, ?Rome 1819
D15112
Turner Bequest CLXXX 4 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 161 x 101 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made dozens of pencil studies of works of art and antiquities in Rome, particularly in the Vatican and Capitoline Museums, as well as other collections throughout the city. This page contains sketches which appear to depict a sculptural relief of classical figures and a sarcophagus decorated with a wave-like strigil pattern. The source is currently unidentified.

Nicola Moorby
December 2009

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘A Sarcophagus and a Sculptural Relief with Figures, ?Rome 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2009, 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-sarcophagus-and-a-sculptural-relief-with-figures-rome-r1139523, accessed 05 March 2021.