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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Commentary on Titian's 'Christ Crowned with Thorns' (Inscription by Turner) 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 51 Recto:
Commentary on Titian’s ‘Christ Crowned with Thorns’ (Inscription by Turner) 1802
Turner Bequest LXXII 51
Inscribed by Turner in black ink (see D04339), on white wove paper prepared with a reddish brown wash, 128 x 114 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘51’ top left (inverted)
Stamped in black ‘LXXII–51’ top left (inverted)
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See folio 52 of this sketchbook (D04340) for Titian’s picture and Turner’s copy. Turner’s remarks here (written with the book inverted) conclude those begun on the verso of this leaf (D04339), for which see catalogue note for a full transcription.

David Blayney Brown
July 2005

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Commentary on Titian’s ‘Christ Crowned with Thorns’ (Inscription by Turner) 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2005, 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-commentary-on-titians-christ-crowned-with-thorns-inscription-r1129747, accessed 27 May 2022.