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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Accounts c.1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Inscription by Turner: Accounts c.1813
Turner Bequest CXXII 20
Inscribed by Turner in ink (see main catalogue entry) on white wove paper, 112 x 69 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXII – 20’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, the top half is taken up with the following accounts in pounds, shillings and pence, written in ink with a certain flourish:
            Oct. 20 . 1813 
              Reduced 3293.9,3 
            Same day sold 200 
            therefore – 3093. 9. 3 
The figures relate to those on folios 14 verso and 15 recto (D08306, D08307). For more on Turner’s finances as set out in the extensive notes in this sketchbook, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: Accounts c.1813 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-r1147789, accessed 18 October 2021.