Turner Bequest CXL 7a
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
The peaceful olive but insidiously twined
Around its branches by the insidious asp
Down and when concession urged that sap
Strength [surrendering up her children and her arms inserted]
Unconscious of the guilt
& hate ...
Straddling ...her only care
Offering to her breast...
How to cite
David Blayney Brown, ‘Verses (Inscription by Turner) c.1816 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