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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Head and Torso of the Apollo Belvedere ?1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The Head and Torso of the Apollo Belvedere ?1792
D00057
Turner Bequest V D
Black and white chalks on brown laid wrapping paper, 419 x 269 mm
Watermarked with an ornamented fleur-de-lys (in a shield surmounted by a crown)
Inscribed in red ink ‘V.D’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘V D’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the Apollo Belvedere see principally, in this group of studies, Tate D00056 (Turner Bequest V C), which depicts the figure whole-length. Other studies of the Apollo in this group are Tate D00057, D00058 and D40218 (Turner Bequest V D, E and O [verso]).
The verso is D40213.
Technical notes:
Peter Bower states that the paper was made on a single-faced mould.1

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Note in Tate catalogue files.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Head and Torso of the Apollo Belvedere ?1792 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-the-head-and-torso-of-the-apollo-belvedere-r1140261, accessed 30 October 2020.