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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Studies of Buildings and Two Sketches of Man Wearing a Tricorn Hat; and Inscriptions by Turner 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Two Studies of Buildings and Two Sketches of Man Wearing a Tricorn Hat; and Inscriptions by Turner 1819
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Turner Bequest
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 186 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil (see main text)
Numbered ‘284’ as part of the Turner Schedule in 1854 and endorsed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, inscribed in black ink ‘No.284 Contains 90 leaves. Pencil | sketches on both sides | H.S. Trimmer | C. Turner’ and initialed in pencil by John Prescott Knight, ‘JPK’ and Charles Lock Eastlake ‘C.L.E.’ bottom left, inverted
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘195’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIV’ bottom right, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner has used the inside front cover of the sketchbook to make three small sketches and also some written notes and calculations. At the top of the page is a study of an unidentified building with the accompanying inscription, ‘P [?Wales]’ and ‘Antonio Vigioro [?els] de [?Aborgista] Palazza’.
With the sketchbook inverted the artist has furthermore made a very rough, schematic drawing of an unknown building, or group of buildings, and two studies of a man in a coat wearing a tricorn hat. In the corner there is a sum which appears to relate to the artist’s travelling expenses: ‘14 | 5 francs for [?food] | 75 | 3 15 | 1 [?p...] [...] | 3’.
The page has also been numbered ‘284’ as part of the Turner Schedule in 1854 and endorsed by the executors of the Turner Bequest, Henry Scott Trimmer, Charles Turner, John Prescott Knight and Charles Lock Eastlake.

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Studies of Buildings and Two Sketches of Man Wearing a Tricorn Hat; and Inscriptions by Turner 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-two-studies-of-buildings-and-two-sketches-of-man-wearing-a-r1142666, accessed 23 May 2022.