Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: ?A Draft of Poetry

?1814

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 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09773
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 76

Catalogue entry

This fragmentary, partly illegible inscription appears to relate to the more extensive text on folio 75 verso opposite (D09772); its lyrical phrasing suggests that both pages comprise poetry. See also folios 1 recto and 77 recto (D09668, D09775).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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