Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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.
There are grey colour trials or paint smears at the top left.
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, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-coat-of-arms-colour-trials-r1140932, accessed 18 December 2014.