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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Number and Initial of Sketchbook c.1805-7

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Label on Spine:
Inscription by Turner: Number and Initial of Sketchbook circa 1805–7
D41506
Ink on paper, 23 x 65 mm laid on calf sketchbook spine
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘72 H’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The label on the spine of the Hesperides (1) sketchbook (Tate D40636; Turner Bequest XCIII) is similar, originally having read ‘71 H’, although following an addition by another hand it now reads ‘71 Hesperides Bk’.
Unusually, Finberg omitted to mention or transcribe the present label in his 1909 catalogue of the Turner Bequest.1

Matthew Imms
November 2012

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.244.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: Number and Initial of Sketchbook c.1805–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 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-inscription-by-turner-number-and-initial-of-sketchbook-r1140382, accessed 19 September 2014.