Joseph Mallord William Turner

Chest at Farnley; Seated Woman; Two Men with a Telescope; and Inscriptions

1821

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40977

Catalogue entry

Drawn at the top of this page are two figures in tailcoats and top hats looking through a telescope mounted on a tripod. A seated woman wearing a Normandy hat is drawn at the bottom of the page, overlapped by a sketch of the oak chest at Farnley Hall which is depicted several times in this sketchbook; see folio 6 (Tate D18533; Turner Bequest CCXI 6).
At the top right of the page are the following inscribed calculations (descending vertically):
            111 – ___ 78 _____140 ___3     
           33 _____39 ______2 100 ________9     
      ________________5 10 ____ adv ________ 63     
             
            100 –____ 78 –_ 100     
            2. 78 _____23     
            0     
            19.2     
            3.18______ 20 __ 11 Life Wh H a     
             
            278 ______ 106     
            39________ 7     
               _________77     
             
            120, 139 ___2     
 

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

Read full Catalogue entry

You might like