Joseph Mallord William Turner
Inscription by Turner: Measurements, Possibly with Related Prices c.1813

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Inscription by Turner: Measurements, Possibly with Related Prices
From Chemistry and Apuleia Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXXV
Date c.1813
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 113 x 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09905
Turner Bequest CXXXV 9 a
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Catalogue entry

The top half of the page is filled with a table of figures which mainly appear to be measurements, possibly followed by quantities or prices:
40 Inch wide do high   2
30          high 41              3 [the ‘1’overwriting a ‘0’]
G-d                                    1
[?hw]   22    1½              4 [?P]
38w      42 high              3 [the ‘4’ appears to overwrite a ‘2’]
The measurements possibly relate to pictures and some aspect of the cost of materials.
Technical notes:
There is a small, ringed spot of foxing at the top right, showing through to the recto (D09904).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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