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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Financial Calculations c.1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Inscription by Turner: Financial Calculations c.1819
D13756
Turner Bequest CLXIX 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 87 x 119 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Part watermark ‘atman | y Mills | 17’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Most of the page is taken up with the following rough financial calculations, the significance of which has yet to be established:
      If sold at 100 8000 – [...] 400 
      If bought [...] at 66 12000 360, [...] 
       11 
       726 
 
      If sold at 70 120 [and] 8400 at 76 
       6 840 
       720 9240 Lots at 5 
       70 will clear [840] 470 
      as [...] [1560] 8770 
 
Technical notes:
There is some ink offsetting down the middle of the page from the calculations on folio 4 recto opposite (D13757).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: Financial Calculations c.1819 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-financial-calculations-r1147479, accessed 29 January 2020.