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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Blank 1799

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
Turner Bequest XLV 12
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘12’ top right
Stamped in black ‘XLV-12’ top right
Technical notes:
The inside bottom corner has been torn away and repaired.
Blank. There are grey wash smears along edge of sheet; Finberg noted a subsequent ‘Leaf torn out; has contained monochrome wash drawing’ (see the notes on missing leaves in the sketchbook’s Introduction). The marks are evidently of a piece with the grey wash studies on folios 7 verso (D01920) and on folios 48 recto and 51 recto (D01987, D01990; Turner Bequest XLV 47, 50).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Blank by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-blank-r1177800, accessed 20 October 2021.