Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stern of a Man-of-War: Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05425
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 50

Catalogue entry

See note to folio 10 of this sketchbook (D05404; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 29). Turner’s inscription reads ‘Stationer | Mr. Dickenson Grays Inn’ and his accounts are as follows:
70     350 Proofs. 
        77          500 
                 ______ 
                  10.10 
These must refer to Charles Turner’s mezzotint after Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476).1 See Introduction to the sketchbook for the picture and print.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.43 no.54 (pl. 64).

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