Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscriptions by Turner: A List of Commissions

c.1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 204 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41250

Catalogue entry

The upper half of the page is taken up with the following notes in ink and pencil, with the latter indicated here in italics. The pencil list at the top right is in a much smaller hand. The second ‘Godshill’ is struck through in pencil, and all ‘+’ annotations are also in pencil:
                                Steephill Cove 
                                Bembridge Mill &c 
                                Godshill 
                                Carisb Cas 
           Order’d Drawings X. Appuldurcomb &} 
                             X. Newport       } Size of Steephill 
                                Mottestone Mill size of Chale 
  Godshill          }           i.e. 8½ x 6½ 
+ Colwill Bay       }  10x.7½   Mr Landseer 
  Brading Harbour   } 
  Carrisbrook Castle  ) 10. by 7  Mr Landseer & sketch 
 
+ Chale Farm       } second size Mr Landseer 
  Mottestone Mill  } 
+ Totnell Bay       10 7½ Mr Landseer 
  Salisbury Porch    } Sr Richard Hoare 
  Front of Salisbury } Size of Ely 13 
Compare the format of the list near the front of the 1795 South Wales sketchbook (Tate D40557; Turner Bequest XXVI, verso of second flyleaf). Reference is made to the notes on the present page in the entries for relevant drawings elsewhere in this sketchbook.
Technical notes:
There is a modern ballpoint mark on the lower part of this page.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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