TURNER, Percy Moore (fl 1908-1950)

Scope and Content

Papers of Percy Moore Turner, 1905-1952, comprising folders relating to various artists and works of art including John Sell Cotman, John Berney Crome, Honor Daumier Edgar Degas, Eugne Delacroix, Peter De Wint, Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco de Goya, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Varin and Diego Velazquez, and museums including the Louvre, Paris; catalogues of pictures at Staunton Harold, 1922; an exhibition by Richard Parkes Bonington, 1937; Percy Moore Turner's collection of engravings, etchings, lithographs and other prints, 1951; correspondence relating to gift of pictures to the Louvre, 1947-1948, and P M Turner's estate, 1951-1952; photographs of paintings, undated, from the British Museum, Castle Museum, Norwich, National Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, and the Tate Gallery; newspaper cuttings, 1925-1950, including some relating to the Courtauld.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dealer of the Independent Gallery; Samuel Courtauld's principal adviser, and central in the acquisition of many of his paintings; died c1950. Publications: Millet ... Illustrated with eight reproductions in colour ([1910]); Van Dyck ... Illustrated with eight reproductions in colour ([1908]); Stories of the French Artists from Clouet to Delacroix collected and arranged by P M Turner [chapters 1-17] and Charles Henry Collins Baker [chapters 18-30] (Chatto & Windus, London, 1909); The Appreciation of Painting ... With illustrations (Selwyn & Blount, London,1921).


Arranged in sections comprising folders, photographs, and newspaper cuttings.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available in the Courtauld Institute Library.

Archivist's Note

Sources: Courtauld Institute of Art catalogue; British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; Impressionism for England, Samuel Courtauld as patron and collector John House (London, Courtauld Institute Galleries [1994]). Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the AIM25 project.

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