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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Malmesbury from the South-West 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
Malmesbury from the South-West 1798
Turner Bequest XL 5a
Pencil on white wove paper, 135 x 95 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘88’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘XL – 5 a’ bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
An outline sketch, presumably made at the same time as the sequence of drawings of Malmesbury at the beginning of the contemporary Hereford Court sketchbook, this is apparently a paraphrase of the view on Tate D01259 (Turner Bequest XXXVIII 10) in that book.
The subject is continued on folio 6 recto opposite (D01471).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Malmesbury from the South-West 1798 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-malmesbury-from-the-south-west-r1173706, accessed 21 January 2022.