Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25762
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 1

Catalogue entry

Turner left this page blank other than a column of numbers at the top right of the page:
–         9 
          2 – 6 
         10 
          7 
P   –    12 
          6 6 
This looks like an addition, though it is hard to see how Turner reached 66, 6.6 or 6 and 6 from any combination of the numbers above (it is not certain whether ‘2–6’ means 26, 2.6 or 2 and 6). The calculation is either wrong (it should have been 64), or the numbers are not an addition.
Other inscriptions on the page were made by Turner’s executors, by A.J. Finberg, and probably by John Ruskin (see inscription line above).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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