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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner List of Clothing (Inscription by Turner) 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
List of Clothing (Inscription by Turner) 1808
Turner Bequest CIV 1
Pencil on white laid paper, 39 x 78 mm (irregular)
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘1’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CIV 1’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription reads:
1 Pr of Stockings
1 Waistcoat
2 Shirts
I Trousers
I Cravat
This must be a list of clothes to take on a trip. Either this was to be a short one or Turner expected laundry services to be available. Further items including painting materials are listed on folio 5 verso of the sketchbook (D06862; Turner Bequest CIV 4a).

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘List of Clothing (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-clothing-inscription-by-turner-r1133614, accessed 21 July 2024.