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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Number and Title of Sketchbook c.1804-7

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Label on Spine:
Inscription by Turner: Number and Title of Sketchbook c.1804–7
D41505
Ink on white wove paper, 20 x 120 mm laid on calf sketchbook spine
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘37 Studies for Pictures Isleworth’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
David Hill notes that Turner’s ‘37’ is apparently a mistake, as the North Wales sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XXXIX) is also numbered ‘37’ alongside his ‘38’, the Welsh Dolbadarn sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XLVI). Turner probably meant to number the present book ‘73’, to group it with the Thames-related Hesperides (1), Hesperides (2), and Wey Guildford sketchbooks (Tate; Turner Bequest XCIII, XCIV, XCVIII), respectively labelled ‘71’, ‘72’ and ‘74’.1

Matthew Imms
November 2012

1
See Hill 1993, p.160.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: Number and Title of Sketchbook c.1804–7 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-title-of-sketchbook-r1140378, accessed 28 July 2014.