Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Title of Sketchbook

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink on parchment
Dimensions
Support: 166 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40815

Catalogue entry

Turner’s memorandum is slightly inaccurate in defining the end of this leg of his 1811 West Country tour, as the book ends with numerous views of St Michael’s Mount, a few miles short of Penzance, which appears rather in the Cornwall and Devon sketchbook (Tate D41289–D41291, D41366; Turner Bequest CXXV a 14, 15, 16, 84).
Technical notes:
There is a dark vertical crease for the full height of the cover, just to the left of centre. The edges are trimmed slightly irregularly, and there is some spotting and staining.
Verso:
Blank, save for stamp in black ‘CXXV’ top left.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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