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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Commentary on Titian's 'Entombment of the Dead Christ' (Inscription by Turner) 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
Commentary on Titian’s ‘Entombment of the Dead Christ’ (Inscription by Turner) 1802
Turner Bequest LXXII 31
Inscribed by Turner in black ink (see the verso of this sheet, D04314), on white wove paper prepared with a pale reddish brown wash, 128 x 114 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘31’ top left (inverted)
Stamped in black ‘LXXII–31’ top left (inverted)
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s copy of Titian’s picture, see folio 32 of this sketchbook (D04315). His comments here (written with the book inverted) continue the analysis begun on folio 31 verso (D04314), for which see catalogue entry for a full transcription.

David Blayney Brown
July 2005

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Commentary on Titian’s ‘Entombment of the Dead Christ’ (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-entombment-of-the-dead-christ-r1129722, accessed 06 December 2021.