Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Notes on Artists’ Materials

c.1794

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 152 × 99 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00318
Turner Bequest XX 39

Catalogue entry

The upper quarter of the page is taken up with the following notes in pencil:
Wood Slab Ink Brushes I Rubbr
Bells Ink B – Slab Book |
Atkinson I Rubbr | Purdy I Rubbr Book
[?Dures] Pencil | Brushes’
See the introduction to the sketchbook for this and another note on artists’ materials.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram top left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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