Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscriptions by Turner

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40988

Catalogue entry

The inside front cover contains a very slight sketch of a reclining figure. Turner has also used the page for a number of written notes in pencil. Parallel with the left-hand edge is an inscription reading ‘Frantz. Piazza del [?Largo] | 4 [?D...] National. Florence [...]’, whilst inverted at the bottom is a second text, ‘Claude 35 [?first] | Beaumont 45 | Carr 38 | Allen 68 | 72’.1

Nicola Moorby
February 2011

1
First transcribed by Finberg 1909, p.574.

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