Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: A List of Clothes

c.1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 130 x 79 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02176
Turner Bequest XLVI 120

Catalogue entry

Taking up the whole page, Turner has inscribed the following inventory in pen and brown ink, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation:
List of cloaths
3 Coats
4 Waistcoats – White
5 Breeches
4 Underwaistcoats
6 Cottonstockings
2 Silk Stockings Black
8 Cravats
3 Pockethandkerriefs [sic]
3 Boots
3 Shoes
4 Colour’d Waistcoats
6 Shirts
2 Welsh stockings
1 White Silk Stockings
1 Silk Handkerief [sic]
1 Great coat
1 Overalls
1 Blackwaistout [sic]

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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