Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: A Note on Sussex Subjects in Progress

c.1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 87 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13797
Turner Bequest CLXIX 30

Catalogue entry

Turner’s ‘Harold’ presumably indicates his untraced watercolour design of about 1816, Battle Abbey, the Spot where Harold Fell,1 engraved in 1819 for W.B. Cooke’s series of Turner’s Views in Sussex (Tate impressions: T04428–T04430, T06002). ‘Fullers’ is a reference to John ‘Jack’ Fuller (1757–1834), who commissioned the Battle Abbey watercolour and others included in Cooke’s scheme.2
See also David Blayney Brown’s Introduction to the ‘Sketchbooks used in East Sussex’ (c.1806–20) section of the present catalogue. There is a related note on folio 36 recto (D13805) and studies for the Views in Sussex frontispiece vignette on folios 1 recto, 39 verso and 40 verso (D13751, D13811, D13813).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.348 no.423.
2
Ibid., pp.348–9 nos.424–429, 431–435, 438, mostly reproduced.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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