Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: ?Accounts

c.1834–6

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 × 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27734
Turner Bequest CCLXXXI 6

Catalogue entry

Across the top of the page, Turner has inscribed the following in ink, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation:
Nov 2   –   3   1 – 10
Oct 11  –   26   5
There is an ink mark above the ‘2’ which might be an ‘a’ or ‘n’, or just a pen test. The significance of the figures is unclear, but they are perhaps typically ad hoc notes of money owed to or by the artist, in pounds, shillings and pence. This is one of a few miscellaneous pages of notes scattered through the sketchbook, as set out in the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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