Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hastings Castle and Cliffs; and Accounts (Inscription by Turner)

c.1810–11

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 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07683
Turner Bequest CXI 57 a

Catalogue entry

For views around Hastings in this sketchbook, see Introduction. This view of Hastings Castle and surroundings extends on folio 58 (D07684). Here, it is overwritten with accounts as follows, all written descending vertically:
                    673        5      7 
            26 ...  250 
            Rec 5   923.       5      7 
                     50 
                    973        5      7 
 
             2  S 
      C    841 
      R   2283    9   3 
      R   4110    1   4
                       265     2      5 
          7434         4375    3      9 
                       Navy 
 
         9 July 1811 
These accounts may include stocks or transactions in consols (government stock), reduced annuities and navy notes or bonds.

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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