Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats and Wharves: Dimensions and Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1808

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06821
Turner Bequest CII 50 a

Catalogue entry

See Introduction to the sketchbook and note to folio 48 (D06814) for the discrepancy between the current folio number and Finberg’s.
Drawn and inscribed with the sketchbook inverted. Turner’s notes are as follows.
At left:
      3| 65 
          8 
      3|520 
        334 
At centre:  
      5|520 
         98 
          8 
        448 
         49 
        497 
At right:  
      497 by 530 
      5 ft 6 ... 27 

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

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