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
Front Cover:
Inscription by Turner 1819
Turner Bequest
Pen and ink on board, 122 x 190 mm
Inscribed by the artist in black ink ‘Pompeii Amalfi Sorentto Herculani’ top centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The title of the Pompeii, Amalfi, Sorrento and Herculaneum sketchbook derives from this description of its contents by the artist. In addition, Finberg notes that a further label on the back of the book was destroyed when the covers were broken off.1

Nicola Moorby
September 2010

Finberg 1909, p.546.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Inscription by Turner 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-r1138203, accessed 20 May 2024.