J. M. W. Turner - Self-Portrait at the Age of Sixteen 1791-1792

Self-Portrait at the Age of Sixteen 1791-1792
Self-Portrait at the Age of Sixteen
1791-1792 52x42cm oil/canvas
Indianapolis Museum of Art

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From Indianapolis Museum of Art:
Turner gave this, his first oil painting to his resident housekeeper of forty years Hannah Danby who bequeathed it in 1853 to Turner's admirer, the critic John Ruskin.
"It is to me, who knew him in his age, entirely the germ and virtually capable contents of the man I knew" wrote Ruskin, but only guessing at the date, had the Latin label read: "J.M.W. Turner, by his hand, in the fourth lustrum of life [between 16 and 20]."