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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 173 x 73 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33445
Turner Bequest CCCXXXI 20 a

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This spread demonstrates how Turner would sometimes fill each page of his smaller sketchbooks with several drawings. This book consists of blank sheets bound into an Almanack, dated 1842, which includes details of religous holidays, 'Places of Amusement open to the Public gratuitously', and Post Office Regulations. Turner used it on his 1842 tour of Switzerland, as is confirmed by his inscription of 'July 5' on folio 21 verso, for it was only on this trip that he was abroad on that date.

Gallery label, September 2004

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