Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sentences in German

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41123

Catalogue entry

The inscription in German ‘Grahl | auf d Bad | in | Schandau’ is not written in Turner’s hand. It presumably refers to Bad Schandau, a spa town located on the Elbe in south Saxony.
Inscriptions by the executors of Turner’s will (H.S. Trimmer, Charles Turner, Charles Locke Eastlake and John Prescott Knight) are below the German inscription (these are transcribed in full above). There is also an inscription in blue ink at bottom right ‘[...] 3 in [?paging]’ which may be by John Ruskin.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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