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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Copy of Nicolas Poussin's 'Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake' 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 114 Verso:
Copy of Nicolas Poussin’s ‘Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake’ 1799
D02165
Turner Bequest XLVI 114a
Ink and watercolour with scraping-out on white wove paper, 79 x 130 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, Turner has copied a painting by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). Poussin’s picture, now in the National Gallery, London, was in the collection of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynne throughout Turner’s lifetime. A copy from another work by Poussin, The Exposition of Moses, is on folio 118 recto (D02172).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Copy of Nicolas Poussin’s ‘Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake’ 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-landscape-with-a-man-killed-by-a-r1180024, accessed 21 May 2022.