Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscriptions by Turner and ?not by Turner: A Place Name; a Name

?1794

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00248
Turner Bequest XIX 35 v

Catalogue entry

These inscriptions, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, refer to the drawing on the verso of this leaf (D00247); compare folio 34 recto (D00245).
Finberg conflated the recto and verso of this leaf, transcribing the inscription verso as though it were on the recto, and listing no verso. This confusion led to the present work being given the pseudo-Turner Bequest page number ‘35v’, as though it were the verso of the leaf.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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