Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscriptions

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 201 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40784

Catalogue entry

The inscriptions read ‘de Lauchingen’, ‘de Küssenberger Schloss’ and ‘Kusser’. Finberg, transcribing only the second in his note to the recto of this leaf (D04728), associated it with the ‘castle of Küssenberg, near Schaffhausen’. The reference is actually to Schloss Küssaberg, near Lauchringen. Written in a large, florid and rather archaic script very different from the other hasty notations in this book, this is not certainly in Turner’s own hand. As the castle was ruined it was presumably not the site of the kitchen interior drawn on the recto.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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