Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Title of Sketchbook

c.1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40704

Catalogue entry

Finberg briefly describes ‘Turner’s labels’ on the ‘back’, i.e. the spine (D40703) and ‘face of cover’. This might seem to imply separate paper labels pasted on (as indeed is the case with the spine), but there is no evidence of one here, the single word ‘Nelson’ transcribed by Finberg being written directly onto the cover.

Matthew Imms
November 2012

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