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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Diagram of a Moulding and a Plan 1796-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Recto:
?Diagram of a Moulding and a Plan 1796–7
Turner Bequest XXXVII 125
Pencil on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?O Humphry]’ at centre and ‘[?St Neots]’ bottom right, upside down
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 125’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The two inscriptions are almost impossible to decipher. Ozias Humphry (1742–1810) was a portrait painter and miniaturist; St Neots (Finberg reads ‘St Noots’) is the name of a town in the former county of Huntingdonshire (now a district of Cambridgeshire), while St Neot [sic] is a village in Cornwall.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘?Diagram of a Moulding and a Plan 1796–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-diagram-of-a-moulding-and-a-plan-r1149934, accessed 27 November 2020.