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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscriptions by Turner: A List of Commissions c.1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Flyleaf, Recto:
Inscriptions by Turner: A List of Commissions c.1795
Pen and brown ink on white wove paper, 264 x 204 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pen and brown ink and pencil with subjects and names (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, Henry Scott Trimmer, Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight, in ink ‘No 264 | 42 leaves with sketches – some in colour | H.S. Trimmer’ and in pencil ‘C.L.E. | JPK’ below centre
Inscribed in pencil XXIV’ towards bottom left
Stamped in black ‘XXIV’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The upper half of the page is taken up with the following notes in ink and pencil, with the latter indicated here in italics. The pencil list at the top right is in a much smaller hand. The second ‘Godshill’ is struck through in pencil, and all ‘+’ annotations are also in pencil:
                                Steephill Cove 
                                Bembridge Mill &c 
                                Carisb Cas 
           Order’d Drawings X. Appuldurcomb &} 
                             X. Newport       } Size of Steephill 
                                Mottestone Mill size of Chale 
  Godshill          }           i.e. 8½ x 6½ 
+ Colwill Bay       }  10x.7½   Mr Landseer 
  Brading Harbour   } 
  Carrisbrook Castle  ) 10. by 7  Mr Landseer & sketch 
+ Chale Farm       } second size Mr Landseer 
  Mottestone Mill  } 
+ Totnell Bay       10 7½ Mr Landseer 
  Salisbury Porch    } Sr Richard Hoare 
  Front of Salisbury } Size of Ely 13 
Compare the format of the list near the front of the 1795 South Wales sketchbook (Tate D40557; Turner Bequest XXVI, verso of second flyleaf). Reference is made to the notes on the present page in the entries for relevant drawings elsewhere in this sketchbook.
Technical notes:
There is a modern ballpoint mark on the lower part of this page.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Inscriptions by Turner: A List of Commissions c.1795 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-inscriptions-by-turner-a-list-of-commissions-r1140982, accessed 23 October 2021.