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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Inscription by Turner 1805
Turner Bequest XCIII 2a
Pencil on white wove paper, 171 x 262 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry) above lower margin, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This inscription is too rubbed to make out but might be verse and include a reference to ‘sad Phoebus’. There are also offsets of black chalk from folio 3 of the sketchbook (D05770).

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Inscription by Turner 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2007, 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-inscription-by-turner-r1129990, accessed 22 May 2018.