Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: ?Poetry

c.1834–6

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41221

Catalogue entry

See under folio 42 verso for a discussion and transcription of the largely illegible draft of what seems to be poetry; each of the ten lines is continued across the present page for anything up to three or four words.
Technical notes:
The paper is stained around the edges from contact with the leather overlaps from the back cover over which it is pasted.

Matthew Imms
May 2014

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