Joseph Mallord William Turner

Arithmetic (Inscription by Turner)

c.1809–14

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 × 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07657
Turner Bequest CXI 42 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription reads:
         80 at 10 G. 
              840.
   If Printing 4 numbers and P[roofs].  
            89 what will 16 
            16 
           552 
            89 
           154 2 
            840 
           2282 
Forrester suggests that these estimates relate to the printing of George and William Bernard Cooke’s Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England published 1814–26.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

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