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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant Mountains, and the Inscription 'Mr Turner' 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 61 Verso:
Distant Mountains, and the Inscription ‘Mr Turner’ 1831
D25753
Turner Bequest CCLXV 61a
Pencil on white wove paper, 59 x 96 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Mr Turner | C[...] [...]’ across the page
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
It is not certain why Turner wrote his own name across this page, nor what the inscription beneath says. Perhaps it was written for somebody to copy down. The signature is written over a sketch of a pointed hill with the outline of further hills drawn beneath.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Distant Mountains, and the Inscription ‘Mr Turner’ 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-distant-mountains-and-the-inscription-mr-turner-r1134117, accessed 20 January 2020.