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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Copy of a Painting, Parma 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
?Copy of a Painting, Parma 1820
Turner Bequest CXCII 7 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘hero of Mal[...]’ top left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains an inscription and a very rough, schematic drawing of two figures. This is likely to represent a copy of a painting or other work of art. The subject is currently unidentified although it was probably something Turner saw in a collection in Parma. Similar sketches can be found on folios 6 verso–7 (D16652–D16653). James Hakewill (1778–1843) had provided Turner with advice about Parma’s artistic treasures in the Route to Rome sketchbook (Tate D13897; Turner Bequest CLXXI 21) and on a separate sheet of paper (see Tate D36333; Turner Bequest CCCLXVIII B).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Copy of a Painting, Parma 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-copy-of-a-painting-parma-r1142553, accessed 17 June 2024.