Joseph Mallord William Turner

Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner)

?1816–17

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 200 × 312 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10337
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 14 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscriptions read:
2891      9 May 17–15 
5709     18 Nov 17–10 
2512     29 Nov 16– 10 
19186     6 Dec 16– 
   90 
The verso of D10336; Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 14. Finberg described this side of the leaf as ‘stuck down tight on cartridge’ and explained that he read Turner’s notes by holding it up to the light. They are now exposed and can be seen to differ somewhat from his transcription.

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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