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
D25562
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 20 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook inverted is a pencil inscription by Turner. As with the inscriptions across folios 12 verso–13 verso (D25547–D25549), which this page may relate to, it is largely illegible and no coherent meaning has been discerned.
Very from your ross had re[...]
Your very style of Worshiping
And b[...]ly [...] like the [?]mind
[...] [?]must through your lust –
turn and [...] work [...]
in B[...]d [?]showing by ye wil
Technical notes:
There is a pink mark at the top right which has transferred from John Ruskin’s red ink inscription on folio 21 (D25563).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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