Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Coast Scene; Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1815–20

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40849

Catalogue entry

A small coast scene with shipping in the bottom right corner belongs with six others sketched on folio 1 of the sketchbook (D10587). There are also at least two lists with arithmetic, including references to ‘expenses’ and ‘taxes’ but, as Finberg found, mostly indicipherable.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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