Joseph Mallord William Turner

Accounts (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 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07671
Turner Bequest CXI 50

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription reads:
 7639       16      3 
  400 
  200  Land 
  100  Free 
 8339 
 1200  F
  400  Sir J.  
 9939 
Among other calculations, Turner gives 1200 paid or owed by Walter Fawkes (‘F’) and four hundred from Sir John Leicester (‘Sir J.’). See also folio 14 of the sketchbook (D07613) where ‘F’ is cited alongside 1000 and ‘L’ alongside the same amount as here.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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