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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner List of Clothes, Painting Materials &c (Inscription by Turner) 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
List of Clothes, Painting Materials &c (Inscription by Turner) 1808
D06862
Turner Bequest CIV 4a
Inscribed by Turner in ink (see main catalogue entry) on white laid paper, 162 x 98 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner lists a ‘Fishing Rod Great Coat Box coats | Painting Box. Canvas’.
Clothes, to take on a trip, are listed on folio 2 of the sketchbook (D06858; Turner Bequest CIV 1) and this note adds further items for work and play. Possibly these were required for Turner’s expedition to North Wales from Tabley represented in the book (see Introduction) or, as they include canvas, for work at Tabley itself on the two views of the house, Tabley, the Seat of Sir J.F. Leicester. Bart.: Windy Day (Tabley House Collection, University of Manchester)1 and Tabley, Cheshire, the Seat of Sir J.F. Leicester, Bart.: Calm Morning (Tate T03878; displayed at Petworth House).2

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.70 no.98 (pl.106).
2
Ibid., pp.70–1 no.99 (pl.107).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘List of Clothes, Painting Materials &c (Inscription by Turner) 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2010, 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-list-of-clothes-painting-materials-c-inscription-by-turner-r1133618, accessed 26 August 2019.