Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: A Midlands Itinerary

1794

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 181 × 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00210
Turner Bequest XIX 4

Catalogue entry

The page, turned vertically, is taken up with the following notes in ink:
Eastward of Leek is Ecton Hill on the
Banks of the Dove near the Base of th [sic]
Hill is an opening through wich you
walk about 4.Hd yards. – Uttoxeter
S on the Dove. NNE to Ashbourn Do
to Wirksworth near which is Matlock
a Winding Dale for 3 Miles River.
Derwent the best tour of this Dal [sic]
to cross the R at the turnpike: up
the Winding rock to Hag rock
advance to an [sic] larg [sic] Elm then.
to Severall Ash Trees. above it
to the right a rock 150 F High still
further till a Adams bench
from which a Walk leads to the Bottom
where is another which leads. by the river
bank [or back?] by a Thick Wood lead to a Cascade
a small Distance a Rock 450 F perpendicular
Crumford [i.e. Cromford]. 3 Miles from Ashbourne
is dove dale a narow [sic] Glen for 2 Miles
Thorpe
The rectos between folio 2 (D00208) and folio 6 (D00212) are filled with similar notes.
Technical notes:
Finberg notes ‘Rest of line cut off’,1 referring to the outer edge of the page, where only the first word and upper portions of letters forming further words are visible.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.27.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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