Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Names of Patrons

c.1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 225 × 329 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41272

Catalogue entry

Finberg,1 followed by Stanley Warburton,2 reads the second name here as ‘Tomkison’. Both names probably refer to patrons who had commissioned a watercolour either of the drawing on the recto of the leaf (D01983; Turner Bequest XLV 43), or another in the book, perhaps that on folio 45 recto opposite (D01984; Turner Bequest XLV 44).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.112.
2
See Warburton 1982, p.25.

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