Joseph Mallord William Turner

Verses (Inscription by Turner)

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 108 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07175
Turner Bequest CVI 36 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s verse reads:
When ardent summer’s glory oer does rise
What balmy ether – nature
What
Then Morning Fragrant nature rise
This is another draft for the poem about autumn, begun on folio 2 verso of the sketchbook (D07134). The text given here is based on the reading made by Rosalind Mallord Turner for the 1990 Tate exhibition.

David Blayney Brown
July 2010

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