Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inscription by Turner: A Note Concerning Artists’ Materials 1801
Ink on white laid paper, 158 x 98 mm
Partial watermark ‘17’
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘
Not sent’ towards top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.165 footnote to LXIII 6 (with transcription c.1801).
The page is blank, except for Turner’s inscription ‘Not sent’, subsequently scored through, which qualifies ‘Large Varnish Brush’ in the list of artist’s materials and prices dated 19 March 1801 on folio 6 recto opposite (D03741
How to cite
Andrew Wilton, ‘Inscription by Turner: A Note Concerning Artists’ Materials 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, revised by Matthew Imms, April 2015, 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-inscription-by-turner-a-note-concerning-artists-materials-r1178438, accessed 19 January 2022.