Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: A Midlands Itinerary


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 181 × 111 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XIX 2

Catalogue entry

The page, turned vertically, is taken up with the following notes in ink:
Northampton a Cross –:
1 Mile & ½ near London. Warwick
a Castle Bridge Town Hall and
a Gothic Church Dedicated to St
Mary. Birmingham the lowest part of
the Town the most Ancient
Sutton Colefield or Coldfield a large Old
Gothic Church in the road to Litchfield
Coleshill a Gothic Church at Mastoke
near C-. some part of a stately Abby
a Mile furthe [sic] a Castle remaining
Litchfield a Cathdrail [sic] 3 Churches a
fine Portico to the Catherail [sic] Ornamented
with the King’s of Judah Bridgnorth
a remarkable Tower on a steep rock
an upper & lower town with step for
Foot Parssengers. a Bridge with 7
Arches a gatehouse Great Wenlock
The rectos between here and folio 6 (D00212) are filled with similar notes.
Technical notes:
Finberg notes ‘bottom line cut off during re-binding’,1 referring to the outer edge of the page, where only the upper portions of letters forming a further line of text are visible.
Finberg 1909, I, p.26.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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