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A painting of Turner in front of a medium brown background. He is elegantly dressed in a cream vest and dark brown jacket with a white cravat.

Self-Portrait, ca. 1799, Joseph Mallord William Turner, British, 1775-1851, oil paint on canvas, 29 1/4 x 23 in., Tate, Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856