Joseph Mallord William Turner
Verses (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809

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Verses (Inscriptions by Turner)
From Petworth Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CIX
Date 1809
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 225 x 370 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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Catalogue entry

Verso of D07514; Turner Bequest CIX 3. Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Banks of Arun’ and with verses:
Then gleam shone young hope what tender gleam
When Colin all in thought along thy stream
By sedgy Arun awaited the crimson ray
Or rose to give thy varied charms to lay
A second quatrain is illegible.
See notes to recto for comment.

David Blayney Brown
June 2009

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