Joseph Mallord William Turner

Harbour (possibly Calais); Sums

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20078
Turner Bequest CCXVI 269

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records two harbour scenes, possibly taken at Calais (see Tate D20077; Turner Bequest CCXVI 268a). There is also an arithmetical sum inscribed at the top right of the page when the sketchbook is orientated in accordance with the foliation. It may be associated with the accounts written on Tate D20079–D20080; Turner Bequest CCXVI 269a–270. The sum is a simple addition, with another numeral written below. It is transcribed thus:
             36
             15
            ___
             51
             
             44

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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