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 5

Catalogue entry

The page, turned vertically, is taken up with the following notes in ink:
near. which is Dale Abbey –
Nottingham 3 Churches St Mary Gothic
a large Castle. romantic situated
in the markit Place one end Justice
the other a Cross supported by 4
Doric Columns. a Bridge of 19
Arches Linton a Mile from N a Abby
At Southhill or Soutwell is a
Collegiate Church there is remains
a Battlements tower of a Castle N
Newark. a Bridge a Gothic Church
and Castle a[t] Stamford R of a Castle
a[t] Crowland a trangular [sic] Bridge
pure Gothic Great part of the Abby still
remains the Steeple with the West isle
with carv’d Figure Peterbourgh Cathedred [sic]
Fotheringar [sic] near Castor remains a Stately
The rectos between folio 2 (D00208) and folio 6 (D00212) are filled with similar notes.
Technical notes:
Finberg notes ‘Line cut off’,1 referring to the outer edge of the page, where Turner’s text ends in mid-sentence.
Finberg 1909, I, p.27.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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