Turner Bequest CXL 3a
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Fair fleeting hope and wild ambitions child
Salmoneus, he who reard the highest wall
And mighty Bulwark to impress his power
Equal to his descent from them...
How to cite
David Blayney Brown, ‘Verses (Inscription by Turner) c.1816–19 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