Joseph Mallord William Turner

Waterside Buildings and Shipping, ?Kent; Recipe

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 x 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41145

Catalogue entry

Turner noted down a medicine recipe at the top of this page. It reads:
6 – [...] of W V[...]l du Camf[...]d
26 of [...]j[...] W.
6 of Ru [...]
6 of ?Columbo
5 of Soda
12 P[?owder] 2 a day
With the sketchbook turned horizontally Turner filled this page with a study of waterside buildings and shipping, perhaps located in Kent like many other views in this volume. For more information on these, see the sketchbook introduction.
Technical notes:
The page has patches of brown discolouration where the glue attaching the pencil holders to the back cover has seeped through the paper.

John Chu
March 2015

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