Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Accounts

c.1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 69 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08313
Turner Bequest CXXII 20

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, the top half is taken up with the following accounts in pounds, shillings and pence, written in ink with a certain flourish:
            Oct. 20 . 1813 
              Reduced 3293.9,3 
            Same day sold 200 
            therefore – 3093. 9. 3 
The figures relate to those on folios 14 verso and 15 recto (D08306, D08307). For more on Turner’s finances as set out in the extensive notes in this sketchbook, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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