Joseph Mallord William TurnerPart of a Figure at the Entrance to Dow Cave, near Kettlewell 1816

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Artist
Title
Part of a Figure at the Entrance to Dow Cave, near Kettlewell
From Yorkshire 4 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLVII
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41497
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Part of a Figure at the Entrance to Dow Cave, near Kettlewell 1816
D41497
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 206 mm
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘4/’ and ‘3/0’ top left
Endorsed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest in ink ‘No 279 | Containing 44 Leaves Pencil Sketches | on both sides’, signed by Henry Scott Trimmer ‘H S Trimmer’ and Charles Turner ‘C Turner’ and initialled by Charles Lock Eastlake in pencil ‘C.L.E.’ and John Prescott Knight ‘JPK’
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘CXLVII’ top left
Stamped in black ‘CXLVII’ top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The inscriptions at the top left are presumably the bookseller’s prices in shillings and indicate a reduction from four to three, no doubt enhancing the book’s attraction for the artist. On the inside back cover (D40842) is the higher price of ‘4/6’.
Finberg did not remark the presence of pencil work at the right edge of the sheet, representing the left-hand continuation of a drawing of a figure at the entrance to Dow Cave on folio 1 opposite (D11442) as observed by the present writer.

David Hill
February 2009

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