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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Title of Sketchbook c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Front Cover:
Inscription by Turner: Title of Sketchbook circa 1805
D40704
Ink on marbled paper sketchbook cover, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Nelson’ top centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg briefly describes ‘Turner’s labels’ on the ‘back’, i.e. the spine (D40703) and ‘face of cover’. This might seem to imply separate paper labels pasted on (as indeed is the case with the spine), but there is no evidence of one here, the single word ‘Nelson’ transcribed by Finberg being written directly onto the cover.

Matthew Imms
November 2012

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: Title of Sketchbook c.1805 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-title-of-sketchbook-r1140462, accessed 28 November 2021.