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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscriptions by Turner and Others ?1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inscriptions by Turner and Others ?1796
D40337
Pencil on white wove paper, laid on another sheet, 237 x 276 mm
Inscribed, not by Turner, in pencil with an illegible monogram centre
Inscribed by Turner in pen and ink ‘Mr Turner’ towards top right, with the same words repeated at least twice in pencil (partly erased)
Inscribed in red ink ‘XXXI.E’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The recto of the sheet backed by this one is D00847 (Turner Bequest XXXI E).
Technical notes:
The sheet is dirty and stained with mould, with grey paint smears.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Inscriptions by Turner and Others ?1796 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-inscriptions-by-turner-and-others-r1140060, accessed 20 December 2014.