Joseph Mallord William Turner (Biographical details)

Joseph Mallord William Turner (painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1775 - 1851)

Also known as

Turner, Joseph Mallord William


Painter. The BM holds over 100 drawings and watercolours by Turner, including 60 bequeathed by Robert Wylie Lloyd in 1958. There are more than 400 impressions of prints by Turner in the collection, and more than 2,000 prints after his work. Most of the latter are stored in a series of boxes and portfolios arranged according to Rawlinson's catalogue numbers; photographic reproductions of some works are kept in the final portfolio, but not entered on the computer database.
A copy of Turner's will is in P&D, Press mark Ee.1.24/2.
Drawings and watercolours from the Turner Bequest were housed at the BM from 1931-1987 when they were moved to the Tate; they are identified by the letters 'TB' and a number in roman numerals.


For drawings, see A. Wilton, The life and work of J M W Turner, 1979, and K. Sloan, J M W Turner: Watercolours from the R W Lloyd Bequest to the British Museum, 1998.
For prints, see W. G. Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J. M. W. Turner, 1908, 1913, and Turner's Liber Studiorum, 1878; A. Lyles, Colour into Line; Turner and the Art of Engraving, exh. cat., Tate, 1989; L. Herrmann, Turner Prints, 1990; G. Forrester, Turner's 'Drawing Book': The Liber Studiorum, exh. cat., Tate, 1996.
Lugt 1498, 1498a