Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Man Fishing and Figures in a Boat; Inscriptions by Turner

1808–20

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40628

Catalogue entry

Turner’s notes read:
12 300 Nvy P      14 Oct 1820 
  6 122   50  P 
           3 Nov 1820 
 
72 
72 
20 
20 
14 
14 
20 
  238 
 
3 | 238
   ¯¯¯¯
     79 
      4 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 
    318 
 
3 18 yds  15 
           8 
          23 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 
 
18 
These figures seem to record financial transactions, including Navy Notes, and dimensions. The latter are likely to relate to work to Turner’s Queen Anne Street West gallery, for which there are a number of drawings and plans in the sketchbook (see Introduction).

David Blayney Brown
February 2011

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