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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: A List of Banknotes c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Inscription by Turner: A List of Banknotes circa 1805
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 184 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil with banknote details (see main catalogue entry) bottom centre
Inscribed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest in ink and pencil (see main catalogue entry) top centre
Inscribed in pencil ‘LXXXIX’ top centre
Stamped in black ‘LXXXIX’ top left
Inscribed by Arthur Mayger Hind in ink ‘Re-arranged in | what appears to be | original order | 1934, A.M.H.’ top left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s list of banknotes, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation and set within a rough pencil border, reads as follows:
9303      23 Aug 1805     1 
32304      3 Sept  5      1 
18304     23 Augt  5      1 
5773      19 Ap    5      5 
7877      15 May   5      5 
7883      13 Sep   4      5 
For a transcription of the executors’ endorsement, see the introduction to the sketchbook.

Matthew Imms
November 2012

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: A List of Banknotes c.1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2012, 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-inscription-by-turner-a-list-of-banknotes-r1140463, accessed 21 June 2024.