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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Inscription by Turner 1819
Turner Bequest
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘This Book contains – Gondolfo to Naples – Baia | and Puzzolio’ top centre and ‘Albano’ upper centre, left
Numbered ‘281’ as part of the Turner Schedule in 1854 and endorsed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, inscribed in black ink ‘No 281. Contains 90 Leaves Pencil Sketches | on both Sides – | H.S. Trimmer | C Turner’ and initialled in pencil by Charles Lock Eastlake ‘C.L.E.’ and John Prescott Knight, ‘JPK’ top centre
Inscribed by an unknown hand(s) in pencil ‘565’ lower top left and ‘CLXXXIV’ with line scored above, top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXIV’ top left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In addition to Turner’s written description of the contents of the sketchbook, this page contains a small sketch and further inscriptions visible in the bottom left-hand corner. These are now too faint to be deciphered.

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Inscription by Turner 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-inscription-by-turner-r1138016, accessed 23 May 2024.