Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner

c.1830–1

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 x 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25548
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 13

Catalogue entry

The second of three pages of inscriptions by Turner in pencil (see folio 12 verso; D25547), here the page is turned to the left. An attempt at a rough transcription is below.
In the last book [...]
of this work , By you, [...]y
by r[...] from though ?word
who gave [or given] powerful Q[...]fuly [or justify]
Behold the blue [...] which
[...] of truly can [?]where
  [?]flowd
[?]nearly [?]sky in [...]
[...] in l[...] n[...]
he L[...] [...]
[...] tho [...] Ry

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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