Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscriptions not by Turner: Executors’ and Curator’s Notes

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 214 × 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40592

Catalogue entry

This sheet has been attached to the front paste-down, hinged along the gutter and effectively forming an extra flyleaf, and is endorsed on its verso by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, George Jones, Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight, in black ink ‘No. 156 | Geo Jones’ and in pencil ‘C.L.E.’ and ‘JPK’ at the top left. ‘XLIII’ is inscribed in pencil at the top centre, and British Museum curator Arthur Magyer Hind has noted the following in pencil above the centre:
Binding repaired Nov 1934
Leaves 1, 3a & 7 refixed in following order :–
3a
7
1 after 7        AMH
This relates to the programme of restoration of Turner Bequest material following the 1928 Tate flood. See the Technical notes and concordance in the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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