Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Windsor Castle; Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1815–16

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10574
Turner Bequest CXL 83

Catalogue entry

For Windsor Castle in this sketchbook and a connection with Turner’s watercolour (British Museum, London)1 made in the late 1820s for Picturesque Views in England and Wales, see note to folio 9 verso (D10427).
Turner arithmetic seems to read:
3  9  
0  0  
4  6  
8  
16 3  
           7   6 
       1   0   0 
           4   6 
           8 
       2   0 
GSG    1   7   0 
Knock  2   7   6 
           10 
1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.397 no.829.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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