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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Oxford; Architectural Details of the Queen's College; Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809

Folio 49 Recto:
Oxford; Architectural Details of the Queen’s College; Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809
D07670
Turner Bequest CXI 49
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 110 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘from the ... | Lamp 1 niche pier’ bottom right, and see main catalogue entry for further inscriptions in ink and pencil
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘49’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CXI 49’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. From left to right the architectural details are a window, one of the alcoves and one of the recumbent lions flanking the gateway, all in the outer wall of the Queen’s College fronting the High Street.
See notes to folio 43 verso (D07659) for Oxford views in this sketchbook and their relationship to Turner’s picture View of the High-Street, Oxford painted for James Wyatt (Loyd Collection; on loan to the Ashmolean Museum Oxford).1 For Queen’s and its possible appearance in a companion picture see notes to folio 48 and verso (D07668, D07669).
At left, Turner has written transactions involving navy notes or bonds, consols (government stocks) and reduced annuities (all running vertically):
[In ink]  
Jan. 14              4406.      8.       10 
Navy 
[In pencil]           950      Con.  
       Red.          2283.      9.        3 
                     7639.     16.        3 
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.73–4 no.102 (pl.109).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Oxford; Architectural Details of the Queen’s College; Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809’, catalogue entry, April 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/oxford-architectural-details-of-the-queens-college-accounts-inscriptions-by-turner-r1131157, accessed 21 April 2021.