Joseph Mallord William Turner

Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05439
Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 12

Catalogue entry

Turner’s accounts are as follows:
 128 
  31 
  25 
   6 
   6 
   1 
  20 
 ___ 
 217 
  18 
 ___ 
 235 
There is no indication of what these figures relate to, but possibly it is to proceeds of subscriptions for Charles Turner’s mezzotint of The Shipwreck, first advertised in 1805 and published in 1807, lists of subscribers and related accounts for which are in the concurrent Shipwreck (1) sketchbook (Tate D05376–D05427; D40694–D40696; Turner Bequest LXXXVII).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
February 2006

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