J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Coast Scene; Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) c.1815-20

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
A Coast Scene; Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) circa 1815–20
Turner Bequest
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 114 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Endorsed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest in ink ‘No 386 | 26 very slight leaves of pencil sketches’ and signed by Henry Scott Trimmer ‘H S Trimmer’ and by John Prescott Knight in pencil ‘JPK’ inside front cover
Isncribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘CXLI’, stamped in black ‘CXLI’ and blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A small coast scene with shipping in the bottom right corner belongs with six others sketched on folio 1 of the sketchbook (D10587). There are also at least two lists with arithmetic, including references to ‘expenses’ and ‘taxes’ but, as Finberg found, mostly indicipherable.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Coast Scene; Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) c.1815–20 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-coast-scene-accounts-inscriptions-by-turner-r1131639, accessed 05 December 2021.