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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Copy of Tintoretto's 'The Crucifixion' in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Verso:
Copy of Tintoretto’s ‘The Crucifixion’ in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice 1819
D13906
Turner Bequest CLXXI 25 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 114 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
During his 1819 stay in Venice, Turner made a particular study of the famous cycle of paintings by Tintoretto (1518–94) in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. John Gage first identified the subject of this schematic copy as The Crucifixion, 1565, in the Sala dell’Albergo.1 Further related sketches can be found on folios 23 verso, 24 verso, 26–27 and 29 verso–30 verso (D13902, D13904, D13907–D13909 and D13914–D13916).

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Copy of Tintoretto’s ‘The Crucifixion’ in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2010, 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-copy-of-tintorettos-the-crucifixion-in-the-scuola-grande-di-r1138724, accessed 24 November 2020.