Joseph Mallord William TurnerBlank c.1811

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From Ivy Bridge to Penzance Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXV
Date c.1811
Dimensionssupport: 166 x 208 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXV 1
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Verso:
Turner Bequest CXXV 1
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Stamped in black ‘CXXV – 1’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg numbers this page as the first in his listing for this sketchbook, and the sheet was presumably bound there at the time; it is now bound as the last in the book. The recto is blank. Conversely, two pages which he lists towards the end (D08938 and D08939; CXXV 47, 48) are now bound as folios 2 recto and 1 recto respectively (see the concordance in the sketchbook introduction).
Technical notes:
Tears to the edges have been repaired, and there is some brown spotting.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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