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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Blank c.1817

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Verso:
Turner Bequest CLVI 27a
Inscribed in pencil ‘27’ top left, upside down in relation to the present foliation sequence, possibly over an earlier, illegible number
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Technical notes:
Ruskin’s earlier dismembering of this book (see the sketchbook introduction) caused Finberg various difficulties in numbering and although he describes page ‘27’ in his Inventory sequence as ‘Blank’, implying that it is a recto (rather than a customary ‘a’-numbered verso), the leaf is now bound so that the blank page forms the verso, and the stamped number ‘CLVI 27’ appears on the recto (D12307), part of a view of Bishop Auckland that he in turn listed as page ‘27a’.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Blank by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-blank-r1139481, accessed 20 July 2018.