Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Shield with Landscape Design in an Oval; Two Ovals 1791
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 263 mm
Stamped in black ‘VI’ top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Andrew Wilton, Turner in His Time, London 1987, p.28.
Compare the study on folio 19 recto (D00099
). These very rough sketches are perhaps ideas for a title vignette or wrapper design for the ‘Twelve Views on the River Avon’ which Turner was planning; see introductory note to this sketchbook. There are some adventitious smears of blue and orange colour.
This page is not mentioned by Finberg in his 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue.1
How to cite
Andrew Wilton, ‘A Shield with Landscape Design in an Oval; Two Ovals 1791 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-shield-with-landscape-design-in-an-oval-two-ovals-r1140159, accessed 23 March 2018.