Turner Bequest CVIII 49
Inscribed by Turner in ink (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘49’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CVIII – 49’ bottom right
Limps, awkward: while along the forest-glade
The wild deer trip, and often turning gaze
At early passenger. ...
Roused by the cock, the soon-clad shepherd leaves
His mossy cottage, where with Peace he dwells...
How to cite
Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: Notes on Painting in Relation to Poetry c.1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www