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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscriptions not by Turner: Executors' and Curator's Notes 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
First Flyleaf, Verso:
Inscriptions not by Turner: Executors’ and Curator’s Notes
Pen and ink and pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 130 mm
Inscribed by later hands in ink and pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sheet has been attached to the front paste-down, hinged along the gutter and effectively forming an extra flyleaf, and is endorsed on its verso by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, George Jones, Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight, in black ink ‘No. 156 | Geo Jones’ and in pencil ‘C.L.E.’ and ‘JPK’ at the top left. ‘XLIII’ is inscribed in pencil at the top centre, and British Museum curator Arthur Magyer Hind has noted the following in pencil above the centre:
Binding repaired Nov 1934
Leaves 1, 3a & 7 refixed in following order :–
1 after 7        AMH
This relates to the programme of restoration of Turner Bequest material following the 1928 Tate flood. See the Technical notes and concordance in the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Inscriptions not by Turner: Executors’ and Curator’s Notes 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 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-inscriptions-not-by-turner-executors-and-curators-notes-r1174015, accessed 28 November 2021.