Joseph Mallord William TurnerInscription by Turner: Historical Notes on the Hardships of Writers c.1808-11

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Artist
Title
Inscription by Turner: Historical Notes on the Hardships of Writers
From Windmill and Lock Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXIV
Date c.1808-11
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 117 x 87 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07962
Turner Bequest CXIV 2 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Inscription by Turner: Historical Notes on the Hardships of Writers circa 1808–11
D07962
Turner Bequest CXIV 2a
Pencil on white wove paper, 117 x 87 mm
Part watermark ‘J Wha | 180’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, the upper half running down from the gutter is taken up with the following notes:
Savage Newgate Bristol | Otway starvd [?Penrose] | Steele at war and fear | of Bailiffs Butler died | Poor Chatt kill 18
This is the conclusion of a passage which begins on folio 3 recto opposite (D07963), under which a full discussion appears.

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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