Joseph Mallord William Turner

List of Clothes, Painting Materials &c (Inscription by Turner)

1808

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06862
Turner Bequest CIV 4 a

Catalogue entry

Turner lists a ‘Fishing Rod Great Coat Box coats | Painting Box. Canvas’.
Clothes, to take on a trip, are listed on folio 2 of the sketchbook (D06858; Turner Bequest CIV 1) and this note adds further items for work and play. Possibly these were required for Turner’s expedition to North Wales from Tabley represented in the book (see Introduction) or, as they include canvas, for work at Tabley itself on the two views of the house, Tabley, the Seat of Sir J.F. Leicester. Bart.: Windy Day (Tabley House Collection, University of Manchester)1 and Tabley, Cheshire, the Seat of Sir J.F. Leicester, Bart.: Calm Morning (Tate T03878; displayed at Petworth House).2

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.70 no.98 (pl.106).
2
Ibid., pp.70–1 no.99 (pl.107).

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