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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 × 103 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41042

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the dated note by Turner at the top of this page concerns a sale of a copy of the engraved Liber Studiorum set. 1 It reads ‘1826 | 23 Augt. Colnaghi Junr set of Libers’. A faint snaking line across the centre of the page may represent the outline of a subject or simply be a slip of the pencil.

John Chu
May 2015

1
Evelyn Joll, Martin Butlin and Luke Herrmann (eds.), The Oxford Companion to J.M.W. Turner, Oxford 2001, pp.166–69.

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