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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Title on Front Cover (Inscription by Turner) c.1815-16

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Front Cover:
Title on Front Cover (Inscription by Turner)
Pen and ink on blue paper laid on board, 95 x 155 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink (see main catalogue entry)
Stamped in black ‘CXL’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription reads ‘Richmond Hill | Coast from Hastings to Margate’. This was probably written in the 1820s when Turner began a systematic labelling of his sketchbooks. See Introduction to the sketchbook for its contents, and the fact that the subjects generally run from the back.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Title on Front Cover (Inscription by Turner) 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-title-on-front-cover-inscription-by-turner-r1131391, accessed 16 May 2022.