Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: A Note

c.1806–7

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40694

Catalogue entry

Turner’s note relates to the list on folios 1 verso, 2 verso and 5 verso (D05377, D05379, D05399; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 2, 4, 24) of subscribers to Charles Turner’s mezzotint after his picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476).1 See the introduction to the sketchbook for the picture and the subject, and a transcription of the Executors’ endorsement, which is partly written over Turner’s inscription.

Matthew Imms
November 2012

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984 , p.43 no.54 (pl. 64).

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