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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809
Turner Bequest CXIII
Inscribed by Turner in ink (see main catalogue entry) on white wove paper, 83 x 114 mm
Further inscribed with Executors’ endorsements, signatures and initials (see Introduction to the sketchbook)
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription reads: ‘£24 – 10 Weeks’ and in pencil ‘922 7 Dec 1809 | 2445 9 Feb | 1197 19 Oct’.
The sum of money might be travel expenses for the tour to Cumbria during which Turner used this sketchbook, or be related to estimates or construction costs for his new house at Twickenham, Sandycombe Lodge, for which there are estimates on folio 13 (D07872) and inside the back cover (D07854). The other numbers and dates could be bank drafts or records of income or savings.

David Blayney Brown
July 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Accounts (Inscriptions by Turner) 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2009, 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-accounts-inscriptions-by-turner-r1135809, accessed 01 December 2021.