Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Financial Calculations

c.1819

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 87 × 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13756
Turner Bequest CLXIX 3 a

Catalogue entry

Most of the page is taken up with the following rough financial calculations, the significance of which has yet to be established:
      If sold at 100 8000 – [...] 400 
      If bought [...] at 66 12000 360, [...] 
       11 
       726 
 
      If sold at 70 120 [and] 8400 at 76 
       6 840 
       720 9240 Lots at 5 
       70 will clear [840] 470 
      as [...] [1560] 8770 
 
Technical notes:
There is some ink offsetting down the middle of the page from the calculations on folio 4 recto opposite (D13757).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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