Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscriptions by Turner and Another Hand: A Welsh Itinerary and Notes

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40556

Catalogue entry

Two thirds of the page are taken up with the following notes in pen and ink. Turner’s pencil annotations are indicated in italics. The last passage, headed ‘Monmouth’, is in pen and brown ink in Turner’s hand, with further pencil annotations:
          To Monmouth by Water 22 Miles 
very fine Picturesque Country 
          X   To Chepstow by Water 24 Miles 
Tintern Abbey, The Rock Woods of Piercefield, Chepstow Castle.  
          To Nuneham Passage House 16 Miles 
Fine Views of the River Severn – very curious to see the Bore of Head of the 
Tide come in, when the Wind is favourable 
          To Newport 14 Miles 
To Berkley Castle 2 Miles worth visiting inhabited by Ld Berkley 
          To Thornbury 8 Miles 
Curious Gothic Architecture in this Town 
          To Bristol 10 Miles 
          To Bath 13 Miles          X <The> Places mark’d 
          To Salisbury 38 Miles thus have good Inns 
               Monmouth.  
Views up the Wye from Wye-Bridge to New=Wier - 
and Which=Church -- The Castle [caret: walls] and Castle Bridge 
Monnow and Wye Bridges. The Iron Works – 
Kings Arms Inn X 
This is the conclusion of an itinerary of a South Welsh tour, beginning on the inside of the front cover (D40553) and continuing on the recto and verso of the preceding flyleaf (D40554, D40555).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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