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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Names and Addresses 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Inscription by Turner: Names and Addresses 1791
D00095
Turner Bequest VI 17
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 185 x 263 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Mr Fowlers on Durdum Downs | near Bristol’ and in ink ‘Captain Fowler Seat on Durdum | Down near Bristol’ towards top
Stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram top left
Stamped in black ‘VI 17’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The inscriptions are upside down relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. There are brown and grey colour trials and smears.
Technical notes:
A 45 mm strip missing from the outer edge of the leaf has been made up in rebinding.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Inscription by Turner: Names and Addresses 1791 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-names-and-addresses-r1140146, accessed 06 March 2021.