Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: A Date and Names

1830

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22354
Turner Bequest CCXL 18 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the significance of this date (clearly retrospective in view of the sketchbook’s 1827 watermark) and the names which follow has yet to be established. There are other names inscribed on folio 19 recto opposite (D22355), one of which may be ‘Rougets’, perhaps a variation on the third here.

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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