Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner, and Continuation of a Sketch of Liverpool from Birkenhead

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25649
Turner Bequest CCLXV 4

Catalogue entry

This page carries a long inscription by Turner which is transcribed below.
In one [of the/ often] [before/ bottom] of [Requiem/ Reason] on the [...] [...]
[be / he/ the] traveling from bury I get [opened / upon] [new / nor] [...]
and the [forms/ fumes] of the only [character/ churches] others [...]
tour of the north, and perhaps went as far as Mu... and he would allow only [the/ this]
[wife/ life] if the big what [...] in [work / week] [every/ any] [afternoon/ opinion]
of a approaching higher
At the bottom of the page is the continuation from folio 3 verso (D25648) of a sketch of Liverpool from Birkenhead.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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