Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Place Names

c.1797

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 277 × 220 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40560

Catalogue entry

Finberg notes that the inscription was ‘in colour’;1 this is no longer apparent, and the effect of biting into the leather suggests an iron-gall ink. A similar medium was probably used for the inscription on the cover of the contemporary Tweed and Lakes sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XXXV).

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.69.

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