J.M.W. Turner's palette case and spectacles


  • Title

    J.M.W. Turner's palette case and spectacles

  • Associated people

    Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851) (owner)
  • Associated place

    England (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1790 - 1851
  • Material and technique

    wood, watercolour paint, glass, metals, ceramic, velvet

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    case 5.3 x 35.5 x 29.2 cm (height x width x depth)
    palette 18.5 x 13.8 cm (length x width)
    upper knife 18.4 x 1.4 cm (length x width)
    lower knife 18.1 x 1.4 cm (length x width)
    right spectacles 11.6 x 3.7 cm (length x width)
    left spectacles 11.5 x 3.6 cm (length x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by John Ruskin, 1861.

  • Museum location

    currently out on loan

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Hodge, Anne, The works of J M W Turner at the National Gallery of Ireland (National Gallery of Ireland, 2012), Fig. 95, ---, illus. ---

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