Turner Bequest CCLXIII 49
Watermark ‘Ruse & Turners | 1828’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIII – 49’ bottom right
Eric Shanes notes that the paper is the ‘same’ as for the colour studies Tate D25165, D25167–D25170, D25184 and D25208 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 43, 45–48, 62, 86).1 The ‘Ruse & Turners’ watermark was current from 1805 to the 1840s, representing various permutations of partners (Richard Turner and Mr Letts by 1828) producing paper at Upper Tovil Mill, Maidstone, Kent.2
Blank, save for inscriptions: stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram above ‘CCLXIII – 49’ bottom left; and in pencil ‘AB 92 P’ and ‘CCLXIII.49’ bottom right.
How to cite
Matthew Imms, ‘Ludlow Castle c.1829–30 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www