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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Note by Turner ?1832

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Note by Turner ?1832
Ink on brown leather, 144 x 16 mm
Inscribed in partially erased black ink ‘GURNSEY [sic]’ descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner inscribed the spine of this sketchbook with the name of the Channel Island of Guernsey, sketches of which take up a large number of its pages. The artist presumably made this note to make the item easily identifiable when stored on a shelf in the studio.

John Chu
April 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Note by Turner ?1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, 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-note-by-turner-r1175192, accessed 23 January 2022.