Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Historical Notes on the Hardships of Writers

c.1808–11

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 × 87 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07962
Turner Bequest CXIV 2 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, the upper half running down from the gutter is taken up with the following notes:
Savage Newgate Bristol | Otway starvd [?Penrose] | Steele at war and fear | of Bailiffs Butler died | Poor Chatt kill 18
This is the conclusion of a passage which begins on folio 3 recto opposite (D07963), under which a full discussion appears.

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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