Joseph Mallord William Turner

Notes on the Royal Academy

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 96 x 59 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25647
Turner Bequest CCLXV 3

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the right is the final part of a three-page inscription by Turner in brown ink continuing from folios 1 and 2 (D25644, D25646). The notes relate to the discussion at the Royal Academy about purchasing the Old Master drawings from the collection of the late President, Sir Thomas Lawrence. An explanation and transcription is on folio 1.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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