Joseph Mallord William TurnerInscription by Turner 1805

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Artist
Title
Inscription by Turner
From Hesperides (1) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCIII
Date 1805
MediumPen and ink on paper
Dimensionssupport: 171 x 262 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05769
Turner Bequest XCIII 2 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Inscription by Turner 1805
D05769
Turner Bequest XCIII 2a
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry) above lower margin, inverted, on white wove paper, 171 x 262 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This inscription is too rubbed to make out but might be verse and include a reference to ‘sad Phoebus’. There are also offsets of black chalk from folio 3 of the sketchbook (D05770).

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

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