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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: A Note c.1806-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Front Cover:
Inscription by Turner: A Note c.1806–7
Pencil on white laid paper label, 47 x 60 mm laid on marbled paper sketchbook cover, 118 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Subscribers List’ top centre of label
Inscribed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest in ink and pencil (see main catalogue entry) centre of label
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left of label
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s note relates to the list on folios 1 verso, 2 verso and 5 verso (D05377, D05379, D05399; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 2, 4, 24) of subscribers to Charles Turner’s mezzotint after his picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476).1 See the introduction to the sketchbook for the picture and the subject, and a transcription of the Executors’ endorsement, which is partly written over Turner’s inscription.

Matthew Imms
November 2012

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984 , p.43 no.54 (pl. 64).

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: A Note c.1806–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2012, 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-inscription-by-turner-a-note-r1140458, accessed 23 May 2022.