Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Notes on French Grammar

c.1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 130 × 79 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40768

Catalogue entry

Over half the page is taken up with the following notes in pen and brown ink, with heading in a darker ink than the rest:
Verbs ending er is a mark of
the infintive [sic]
Present .
Je donne. I give
Tu donne thou
Il donne he
nous donnet [sic]
vous donnez
Ils donnent
Imperfective
Je donneriors
Tu donnerioz
Il donnere
See also the French grammar notes inside the front cover (D40766) and on the recto (D40767).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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