Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Title of Sketchbook

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink on leather
Dimensions
Support: 95 × 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40828

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription here was adopted by Finberg as the title of the sketchbook (see the Introduction).
Technical notes:
The outer third of the cover has been replaced with a slightly rougher and paler piece of napped leather, to fit the corresponding part of the original which seems to have been damaged, perhaps in the 1928 Tate flood, and blind-tooled to match the surviving original portion which Turner inscribed.

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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