J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?A Landscape c.1807-14

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
?A Landscape c.1807–14
Turner Bequest CXXII 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 69 x 112 mm
Part watermark ‘E & | 18’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘3 | 44 | 16’ top right, descending vertically
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘10’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXII – 10’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing here is particularly faint, and was not even noticed by Finberg in his 1909 Turner Bequest Inventory, but there is the suggestion towards the left of foliage, and horizontal and vertical strokes perhaps indicating a structure, possibly a canal lock as seen on the verso (D08299) and folio 11 recto (D08300). There are various identified and likely subjects along the Thames in this sketchbook, as discussed in the Introduction. The numbers were presumably inscribed on another occasion, with the page turned vertically.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?A Landscape c.1807–14 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-landscape-r1147774, accessed 23 June 2024.