Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The Logan Rock, Treryn Dinas 1811
Turner Bequest CXXV a 19
Pencil on white wove paper, 141 x 215 mm
Inscribed by C.F. Bell in pencil ‘19’ top right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXV.A – 19’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The foreground is dominated by the Logan Rock, in its setting of the Cornish headland of Treryn Dinas south of Treen. For other views around Treryn Dinas, the Logan Stone and Porth Curno, see under folio 17 recto (D41292
As discussed in the introduction, the pages of this ‘sketchbook’ appear to have originally been loose sheets, and are not recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory
of the Bequest, although he subsequently noted the subject as ‘The Logan Rock (?)’ in a manuscript listing,1
while C.F. Bell described it in his own notes as ‘Logan Rock’ without qualification.2
Figures usually corresponding to Finberg’s MS catalogue page numbers, which differ from Bell’s sequence, are inscribed on the verso of most sheets.
The sheet is slightly wrinkled, possibly as a result of exposure to damp.
Blank, save for inscriptions: inscribed by C.F. Bell in pencil ‘Logan Rock, Cornwall.’ bottom left; inscribed by Edwin Fagg in pencil ‘122 | 23’ bottom right. There are glue stains at the corners of the sheet.
How to cite
Matthew Imms, ‘The Logan Rock, Treryn Dinas 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2011, 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-the-logan-rock-treryn-dinas-r1137442, accessed 12 July 2020.