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

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Shield with Landscape Design in an Oval; Two Ovals 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Back Cover:
A Shield with Landscape Design in an Oval; Two Ovals 1791
D40736
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
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

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, pp.9–11.

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, 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 29 July 2015.