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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Copy of Nicolas Poussin's 'Exposition of Moses' 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 118 Recto
Copy of Nicolas Poussin’s ‘Exposition of Moses’ 1799
Turner Bequest XLVI 118
Ink and watercolour with scraping-out on white wove paper, 79 x 130 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘118’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XLVI – 118’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The painting by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) copied here by Turner with the page turned horizontally, is now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; it was bought by the dealer Bryan from the Orléans collection in 1798 and shown in London in that year, and then acquired by Richard, Earl Temple, later the 1st Duke of Buckingham.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Copy of Nicolas Poussin’s ‘Exposition of Moses’ 1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-copy-of-nicolas-poussins-exposition-of-moses-r1180031, accessed 18 May 2022.