Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: A Midlands Itinerary

1794

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D00212
Turner Bequest XIX 6

Catalogue entry

The page, turned vertically, is taken up with the following notes in pencil as far as line 5 (‘... Wrexham 12 ½’) and then in ink from ‘Derby to Chester’:
+ Birmingham 15 from Meriden
F W. to Knowl 11 K to Solihul 3 S to B 9
Bridgnorth to Morville 3 M to Wenlock
5½ to Shrewsbury. 12½ S to Ellesmere
19 E to Wrexham 12½
Derby to Chester
to Mickle Over 3½ to Uxettor [sic] 19
Bramshall Beam[h]urst Checkley Upper Tean
Draycott Meer [i.e. Meir] Lane. Meer Lane End
Delph Lane Stoke Newcastle under Lime
36 ¾ from Derby Chesterton Audley [i.e. Audlem] Gorsty Hill
Hough Namptwich 32 Chester 71½
Uxettoter Spath Crasker marsh [i.e. Crake marsh] Rowcester [i.e. Rocester]
Ellaston Mathfield [i.e. Mayfield]. Ashbourn 12 Miles
Litcfield [sic] to Wolverhampton [‘18’ deleted] 15½ / to Bridgenorth
18 ½ Southwill [sic] to Newark 7 Miles Ely to
Peterborough 29¾ 14 f Dreby [sic] to Matlock
to Bakewell 9¼ Nottingham to Red Hill 4
to Oxton 4¾ to Southwill 4¾ or 13½ to
Upton 2. to Kilham 3 Newark 2 or 2.1.
Wisby Wood 8½ to Brace Bridge 7¼ Lincoln
1¾ or38 ½. Northampton to Daventry //
Southam 22 to Warwick 32

The rectos between folio 2 (D00208) and here are filled with similar notes.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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