Joseph Mallord William Turner

Accounts, and Historical Notes on St Michael’s Mount (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1809–11

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07754
Turner Bequest CXI 100 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscriptions in pencil, written descending vertically, read:
Spectator     1 
              2 
             (3 deleted)  
              4 
              5 
             (6 deleted
             (7 deleted
              8     
             (9 deleted)  
 
Suffolk – Queens Head ... 
Monday    28 May     10 to 12 ... 
...... 
Fordham ?Park to 
....... 
East Aldgate 
As well as, presumably, numbers of The Spectator, Turner notes an itinerary, perhaps with coach services. Unfortunately this is mostly illegible.
A further inscription, in ink, continues the historical notes begun inside the back cover of the sketchbook; see entry for D40662 for the full transcription.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

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