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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscriptions by Turner 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Inscriptions by Turner 1819
Turner Bequest CXCIII
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 94 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed by Henry Scott Trimmer in black ink ‘No.381 | 19 leaves of slight sketches | in pencil | H.S. Trimmer’ and initialled in pencil by John Prescott Knight, ‘JPK’ and Charles Lock Eastlake ‘C.L.E.’, top right
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘CXCIII’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CXCIII’ top left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The inside front cover contains a very slight sketch of a reclining figure. Turner has also used the page for a number of written notes in pencil. Parallel with the left-hand edge is an inscription reading ‘Frantz. Piazza del [?Largo] | 4 [?D...] National. Florence [...]’, whilst inverted at the bottom is a second text, ‘Claude 35 [?first] | Beaumont 45 | Carr 38 | Allen 68 | 72’.1

Nicola Moorby
February 2011

First transcribed by Finberg 1909, p.574.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Inscriptions by Turner 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2011, 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-r1138536, accessed 21 May 2024.