Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.764.
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.
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.