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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Susanna Bathing, after a Rembrandt Follower 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 61 Recto:
Susanna Bathing, after a Rembrandt Follower 1802
D04355
Turner Bequest LXXII 61
Pencil, with white chalk, and some scratching out, on white wove paper prepared with a reddish grey wash, 128 x 114 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘61’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXII–61’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the Good Samaritan copied on folio 59 verso of this sketchbook (D04352), this picture (Mauritshuis, The Hague) is no longer accepted as Rembrandt’s own work although it was sufficiently admired to be removed by the French from Holland in 1795 and displayed in the Louvre until 1815 when it was returned to The Hague. Kitson found it ‘comforting’ that Turner commented on both pictures only briefly compared to his more rigorous analysis of Tobias and the Angel on folio 60 verso (D04354).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
July 2005

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Susanna Bathing, after a Rembrandt Follower 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-susanna-bathing-after-a-rembrandt-follower-r1129764, accessed 26 November 2020.