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Portrait drawing - Mary Dawson Turner ; A Collection of Original Portraits, 1819
  • Mary Dawson Turner
    John Sell Cotman, born 1782 - died 1842
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Mary Dawson Turner ; A Collection of Original Portraits, 1819

  • Object:

    Portrait drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, UK (made)

  • Date:

    1818 (made)
    1819 (collected)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Sell Cotman, born 1782 - died 1842 (artist)
    Dawson Turner, born 1775 - died 1858 (collector)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Graphite, coloured crayon and watercolour portrait

  • Museum number:

    E.1129-1927

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf D, box 1

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Graphite, coloured crayon and watercolour portrait depicting Mary Dawson Turner (1774-1850).

Place of Origin

Great Britain, UK (made)

Date

1818 (made)
1819 (collected)

Artist/maker

John Sell Cotman, born 1782 - died 1842 (artist)
Dawson Turner, born 1775 - died 1858 (collector)

Materials and Techniques

Graphite, coloured crayon and watercolour portrait

Dimensions

Height: 8.75 in, Width: 7.25 in, Height: 14.75 in volume, Width: 11.75 in

Object history note

This was No. 37 of a 'Collection of Original Portraits, 1819', formed by Dawson Turner.

Descriptive line

John Sell Cotman. Mary Dawson Turner, second daughter of William Palgrave of Coltishall and wife of Dawson Turner, F.R.S. Great Britain, 1818.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'COTMAN, John Sell. (1782-1842).

Portrait of Mary, second daughter of William Palgrave, of Coltishall, and wife of Dawson Turner, F.R.S. [1818.] (No. 37 of a "Collection of Original Portraits, 1819." formed by Dawson Turner. The volumes containing the portraits are described and indexed under "TURNER, Dawson.")
Pencil, coloured crayon and water-colour.
E.1129-1927.'
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'TURNER, Dawson, F. R. S. (1775-1858) : Collection.

"A Collection of Original Portraits, 1819." Vol. I. 41 drawings and 1 soft-ground etching (numbered from 1 to 49: nos. 33, and 38 to 41 missing), mostly portraits of relatives of the collector, or of emiment people, probably his personal friends. The drawings served as the basis of many etchings by Mrs. Dawson Turner and her daughters, some of which are included in "The Mother's Exemplar" (Victoria and Albert Museum, nos. 29831:1-204) and "One Hundred Etchings by Mrs. Dawson Turner" (British Museum).
Below each portrait is generally written in ink the name of the artist, the date, and the name of the subject. These inscriptions, the title-page, and the "List of Subjects" following the title-page, appear to have been written by the same hand, possibly that of a member of the Turner family. The binding is of crimson crushed morocco, with gold tooling: on the front cover is an oval with the crest, motto ("Utile quod facias"*), and monogram of Dawson Turner.

Below is a brief list of the contents, arranged under the artists' names.
Water-colour, chalk, pencil and 1 etching. (E.1114-1927).
E.1094 - 1135-1927

CHANTREY, Sir. F. L.
Sir Henry Charles Englefield. (10.)

COTMAN, J.S.
George Parker Bidder (1.)
William John Burchell (2.)
Sir Henry Charles Englefield. (11.)
Sir William Jackson Hooker. (20.)
The Rev. Pendelbury Houghton (Print) (21.)
Jean Vincent Félix Lamouroux (22.)
Mrs. Dawson Turner (née Mary Palgrave) (37.)

DAVIS, J.P.
John Sell Cotman (8.)
John Philip Davis (9.)
Thomas Gent (13.)
Benjamin Robert Haydon (18.)
Captain George William Manby (24.)
François Joseph Talma (32.)
Mrs. Dawson Turner (née Mary Palgrave) (34.)

HAYDON, B. R.
Benjamin Robert Haydon (17.)

HUMPHRY, O.
Anne Pitt, sister of the Earl of Chatham. After O. Humphry. (28.)

KOSTER, S. De.
Captain George William Manby. (23.)

PHILLIPS, T.
Susanna Fraser, when a child. (12.)
Susanna Fraser and Mary Phillips, when children. (27.)

REINAGLE, R. R.
Thomas William Coke, Earl of Leicester (6, 7.)
P. L. Patrick. (26.)
Mrs. Dawson Turner (née Mary Palgrave) (35, 38.)

TURNER, Mrs. Dawson
John Hall. After O. Humphry. (16.)
John Hoole. (19.)

TURNER, E.
Mrs. Ann Bodham. (3.)
Mrs. Brightwen, sen. (4.)
Miss Clowes. (5.)
Hudson Gurney. After J. Opie. (14.)
Jane Palgrave. (25.)
James Powell. (29.)
Mrs. Powys (or Powis). (30.)
Mrs. Simpson (née Katherine Palgrave). (31.)
Hannah Turner (afterwards Mrs. Brightwen). (43.)
Hannah Turner and James Powell. (44.)
Eleanor Jane Turner (afterwards wife of William Jacobson, Bishop of Chester). (45.)
William Upcott. (46.)
W. J. White. (47.)

WHITE, W. J.
Harriet Turner (42.)
Mrs. Henrietta Gurney. (15.)

The portraits are catalogued under the artists' names. The numbers in brackets refer to the portraits as given in the "List of Subjects" included in the volume.'

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour; Crayon

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Profiles

Categories

Portraits; Drawings; Fashion; Women's clothes; Hair and hairstyles

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O760108
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