Joseph Mallord William Turner

Printed French Calendar for July-December 1829 (Verso)

1829–30

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 126 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41059

Catalogue entry

As noted in the Introduction, this calendar for 1829 suggests that this sketchbook was produced in France as a notebook in anticipation of that year. The six monthly columns on this side, beginning with ‘JUILLET 1829’ and headed by corresponding images of the Zodiac signs, tabulate abbreviated days of the weeks and days of the month with saints’ days or other festivals in the Christian year.
Neither side of the calendar (the recto being D41058) bears any drawing or inscription by Turner. This side is tipped into the sketchbook book near the gutter on folio 1 recto (D22557).

Matthew Imms
May 2014

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