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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscriptions by Turner: The Artist's Name and Other Notes 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Inscriptions by Turner: The Artist’s Name and Other Notes 1799
D41267
Pencil and ink on white wove paper, 329 x 225 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Kirkby’ towards top left, ascending vertically, ‘W Turner’ bottom centre, upside down, and ‘?Hereford Cathedral’ towards bottom left, upside down
Inscribed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest in ink and pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed in pencil ‘XLV’ top left
Stamped in black ‘XLV’ top left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s rubbed-out and illegible inscription may have read ‘Hereford Cathedral’, although there are no corresponding views in this book.
The sketchbook’s endorsement by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, Henry Scott Trimmer, Charles Turner, Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight, appears in ink ‘No 140 | H.S. Trimmer | C Turner’ at the top centre, with ‘C.L.E.’ and ‘JPK’ in pencil below to the right.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Inscriptions by Turner: The Artist’s Name and Other Notes 1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-inscriptions-by-turner-the-artists-name-and-other-notes-r1177783, accessed 28 September 2021.