Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscriptions: ‘Portobello’

1818

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13575
Turner Bequest CLXVI 65

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the left, Turner has used this page to make a series of notes on people and establishments presumably related to Portobello, a small town on the Firth of Forth about three and a half miles east of Edinburgh. These notes may have been made in preparation for visiting Portobello based on someone’s advice. At the bottom of the page is the continuation of a sketch of Leith Harbour from folio 64 verso (D13574).
The notes are as follows: ‘[?]Murry [...] [?]maker | Gordon [or ‘Garden’] ?Cambell [...]’ top right, ‘[?]Garvi | [?]Worby | [?]Jarrow’ upper centre, ‘[?]Wine | [?]Walker | Mr Ross Portobello Office’ centre right, ‘Forsyth | Portobello C[...] |at Mr Murry [?]upstairs | [?]Davidson [?]Jarvays [?]Scotch’ centre left.

Thomas Ardill
January 2008

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