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image of The Rape of Proserpine Joseph Mallord William Turner (artist)
British, 1775 - 1851
The Rape of Proserpine, 1839
oil on canvas
overall: 92.6 x 123.7 cm (36 7/16 x 48 11/16 in.) framed: 124.1 x 154.9 x 10.1 cm (48 7/8 x 61 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Watson B. Dickerman
Not on View
From the Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
Object 8 of 11


Possibly William Wethered [d. 1863], King's Lynn, Norfolk, and, by 1849, London.[1] John Chapman [1810-1877], Hill End, Cheshire, and Carlecotes, Yorkshire, by 1852;[2] by descent to his son, Edward Chapman [1839-1906]. (Arthur J. Sulley & Co.), London, in joint ownership with (Thos. Agnew & Co.), London; purchased 1912 from (Arthur J. Sulley & Co.), New York, by Watson B. Dickerman [1846-1923]; passed to his wife, Florence E. Dickerman, New York; gift to NGA, 1951.

[1] The evidence for Wethered's possible ownership of the picture is discussed in Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, 2d rev. ed., 2 vols., (New Haven and London, 1984), I: 232. [2] According to a note in the copy of the Royal Academy catalogue of 1839, in Agnew's library (Butlin and Joll, per note 1 above).

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