Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Title of Sketchbook

c.1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40990

Catalogue entry

The inscription is now very faint and almost illegible; the ‘27’ noted by Finberg is not evident. However, his wording ‘label on back’ usually indicates a paper label comprising a number and title pasted onto a sketchbook’s spine, perhaps in this instance duplicating the word inscribed here but since lost.

Matthew Imms
November 2012

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