Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: A List of Places Visited and Expenditure

1801

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40776

Catalogue entry

Inscribed inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, Turner has filled the page with notes of place names and associated expenditure in pounds, shillings and pence, all in pencil except the ‘9 5’ in brown ink at the end of the first of the two distinct tables. The figures at the top appear unrelated:
12 16 – 4 6
5
C[?hs] 1 – 11
H – 12 – [or ‘17 –’]
Pick 8 . 6
Scar 1 . 17 . 3__
Wit 1 . 12 – 6 |
Gis 8 | 4 13 9
| 6 – 14 . 3| 1 12 6
Stock 10 . 4 8
Sedg 3 6 16 14 3
Durham 2 6
Newcast 11 10 . 5 –1
Morpeth 14
Weldon B 8
Alnwick 12
Wooler 9 4 12 – 8 5
9 5
£ s d
Cornhill –– 11 – 0
Berwick – – – 9 – 6
Press & Dunbar – 1 – 2 – 0 20 3 4
North Berwick 1 – 4 – 0
Addington – – – 13 . 6
Dalkeith House &c . .16 6
Edinboro ––– 7 – 18 – 1 16ths
Queensferry ––––– 8 –
Lithgo ––––––––– 13 . 6
Cumbernald –––– 9 –
Glascow [sic] ––– 15 .
Dumbarton ––––– 8 . 6
Luss –––––––––– 14 .
Arraque ––––––– 9 . 6
Cairndow –––––– 15 . 6
Inverara ––––––– 2 . 4 . 10
Dalmaly ––––––– 10 9
20 . 3 . 4
These place–names are those marking Turner’s itinerary through north–east England and up into the Scottish Highlands; see the sketchbook’s Introduction.
The upper list includes some abbreviated place names. ‘H’ may indicate Helmsley, with ‘Pick’ for Pickering, ‘Scar’ for Scarborough, ‘Wit’ for Whitby, ‘Gis’ for Guisborough, ‘Stock’ for Stockton, ‘Sedg’ for Sedgefield, ‘Newcast’ for Newcastle upon Tyne, and ‘Weldon B’ for Weldon Bridge. In the second part, ‘Lithgo’ indicates Linlithgow and ‘Arraque’ is Arrochar.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Revised by Matthew Imms
April 2014

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