J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Coat of Arms; ?Colour Trials 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 51 Verso:
A Coat of Arms; ?Colour Trials 1795
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin ‘17’ top right, upside down
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram top left
The coat of arms, not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue,1 is that over the north doorway at Hampton Court, Herefordshire, drawn on folio 52 recto opposite (D00607; Turner Bequest XXVI 53).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.52.
Technical notes:
There are grey colour trials or paint smears at the top left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Coat of Arms; ?Colour Trials 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-coat-of-arms-colour-trials-r1140932, accessed 25 May 2018.