In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 161 x 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15237
Turner Bequest CLXXX 75

Catalogue entry

This page has been prepared with a grey wash in readiness for further use. Peter Bower has noted that there are eight such leaves bound into this sketchbook, although the only one which has been worked upon is folio 71 verso (D15231, Turner Bequest CLXXX 70a). All the washed pages come from a single sheet of trimmed white wove Whatman paper.1 The bottom right-hand corner here has been torn off.

Nicola Moorby
December 2009

1
Peter Bower, Turner’s Papers: A Study of the Manufacture, Selection and Use of his Drawing Papers 1787–1820, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1990, p.115.

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