Joseph Mallord William Turner

List of Subscribers (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1806–7

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05379
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 4

Catalogue entry

This continues the list of subscribers to Charles Turner’s mezzotint after Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476),1 commenced on folio 1 verso of the sketchbook (D05377; Turner bequest LXXXVII 2). See Introduction for the picture. Names are as follows, with their identities where known. All are written in ink. Many names, given here with a cross, are struck through in pencil, and one, identified by an asterisk, in ink. Quantities of plates or types (for example proofs) are indicated in some cases.
‘Carr’: ?The Revd William Holwell Carr (1758–1831), collector and connoisseur
x ‘Carlisle’: Sir Anthony Carlisle (1768–1840), Turner’s doctor; surgeon; Professor of Anatomy at the Royal Academy, 1808–24
*‘Soane’: Sir John Soane (1753–1837), architect, collector, Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy from 1806
x ‘Lascelles’: Edward Lascelles (1764–1814), collector and landowner of Harewood, Yorkshire
x ‘Lady Lucas. Proof’: Amabel Hume-Campbell, née Yorke, 5th Lady Lucas and later 1st Countess de Grey (1751–1833), author, collector and landowner of St James’s Square, London, Putney Heath and Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
x ‘Stothard’: Thomas Stothard (1755–1834), artist
x ‘Laporte’: John Laporte (1761–1839), artist
‘Mr. G. Holland at Mr. Eshin & Eshin. St. Michael’s Hill, Bristol. Proof’
x ‘Thos. Barber, Nottingham’
x ‘Mr. Sass’: Henry Sass (1788–1844), artist and drawing master, or Richard Sasse (1774–1844), artist
x ‘Ed. V. Utterson, Esq. 32, Gt. Coram, Bruns. Sqr’: Edward Vernon Utterson (circa 1781–1856), lawyer, collector and artist, also listed on folio 24
x ‘Mr. Glover’: John Glover (1767–1849), artist
x ‘Revd. J. Bustock, Cambridge’
x ‘Lady Powis, R.H.’: Henrietta, Countess of Powis (1758–1830)
x ‘Mr. T. Miller’
[The preceding two names are bracketed with a note, ‘Wells’, presumably alluding to William Frederick Wells, who is also listed on folio 1 verso
x ‘Miss P. Jackson = J. Jackson, Esq., Dowgate’: ?John Jackson (1778–1831), artist, and a relative
x ‘Miss Wells’: probably Clar[iss]a (1787–1883), daughter of William Frederick Wells
x ‘C. Varley, 9. Charlotte P. Place’: Cornelius Varley (1781–1873), artist
x ‘S.J. Stump. 4, Duncan P., Leicester Square’: Samuel John Stump (circa 1783–1863), artist
x ‘Mr. Stamforth, Berkeley Square’
x Sir T. Gage’: also listed on folio 24
x ‘- Lewis, Esqr. 2 Proofs. 9, Devonshire Street.’: ?Frederick Christian Lewis (1781–1856), engraver
‘Mr. G. Barratt, 20, Litton Green. Print’

David Blayney Brown
December 2005

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.43 no.54 (pl. 64).

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