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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner) 1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner) 1807
D41430
Inscribed by Turner in ink (see main catalogue entry) on off-white wove paper, 187 x 118 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The inscriptions were thought by Finberg not to be in Turner’s hand, but seem to be autograph. Spencer-Longhurst associates these and other similar written inside the back cover (D40614) with the dates on which Turner used the sketchbook, but more probably they relate to his finances. They read as follows:
One.      17914.           14 Oct. 1807 
One.       8250.           15 Oct. 1807 
One.      18980.           10 Nov. 1807 
One.       1609.            9 Feb. 1807 
One.       2241.           23 Sep. 1807 
One.      13953.
One.      18591.           21 Aug. 1807 
Two.      11336.           10 Sep. 1807 
Two.      15169.           12 July 1807 
Two.      13457.           11 June 1807 
Two.       8757.            8 Sep. 1807 
Two.      14044.           26 Aug. 1807 
Ten.       3142.           10 Nov. 1807     P. Paine 
Ten.       7072.           22 Aug. 1807 
Five.      4276.           26 June 1807 
Five.      1336            25 Nov. 1807 

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner) 1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2006, 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-arithmetic-inscriptions-by-turner-r1139037, accessed 13 June 2024.