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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Accounts c.1808-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
Inscription by Turner: Accounts c.1808–18
Turner Bequest CLIV a 1a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 89 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turned vertically, the page is taken up with the following accounts in pencil:
No 4 New Broad St Excise office  
              200  –  Gs      –  
               35  –  –  
               70 7        –   10  6  
              305   7             15  
         100  –                  1   6  
         100 [?Impress]         100   5 0  
         200 –                  150   7 5  
         200 [?Cannon]          100   5 0  
                                350  17 5  
New Broad Street is between London Wall and Liverpool Street, north-east of the Bank of England. The dating and significance of these accounts is as yet unclear.
Technical notes:
The central portion of the right-hand edge has been reinforced from the recto (D12124) with a thin paper patch to make good an irregular loss. This was presumably caused by rubbing against the clasp of the original cover (see the Introduction to the sketchbook), similarly affecting the leaves as far as folio 6 (the recto of which is D12132), although these subsequent pages have not been repaired.
There is a pale brown stain radiating from the centre of the right-hand edge, again apparently caused by proximity to the original clasp.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: Accounts c.1808–18 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-inscription-by-turner-accounts-r1147541, accessed 19 October 2021.