Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Names of Months

c.1808–18

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 89 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12206
Turner Bequest CLIV a 59

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, Turner has written at the top in a cursive script:
Januaray
January
Feburary
The significance of these misspellings is unclear. It is almost as if he is doodling, yet a variation on this inscription appears, overwritten with a more extensive, unrelated one, on folio 59 recto (D12204; CLIV a 58).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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