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: 74 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25549
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 13 a

Catalogue entry

This is the third (or first) of three pages of writing by Turner in pencil (see folio 12 verso; D25547). An attempt at a rough transcription is below.
Find ye ye manly [?]speech
[?]I am therefore [...]y the [...] by
further upon your [...] [?]Rhyms
[?]colour [...] – [...] the [...] th[...]
and [...]
ray burn through [...] [...]
and [...] your first e[...] [...]

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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