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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Verses (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Verses (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809
Turner Bequest
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry) on white wove paper, 225 x 370 mm
Stamped in black ‘CIX 3’ bottom left corner
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Verso of D07514; Turner Bequest CIX 3. Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Banks of Arun’ and with verses:
Then gleam shone young hope what tender gleam
When Colin all in thought along thy stream
By sedgy Arun awaited the crimson ray
Or rose to give thy varied charms to lay
A second quatrain is illegible.
See notes to recto for comment.

David Blayney Brown
June 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Verses (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2009, 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-verses-inscriptions-by-turner-r1135629, accessed 18 September 2019.