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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Financial Notes c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Inscription by Turner: Financial Notes c.1830
Turner Bequest CCXL 9
Pen and ink on white wove paper, 110 x 68 mm
Partial watermark ‘Gat | 18’
Inscribed by Turner in ink with financial notes (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXL – 9’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically with the gutter at the top, Turner made the following notes in ink:
New 3½ pr Cts
      304 . 5 . 8
The end of the first line was interpreted as ‘pr Cts’ by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) and the watercolour and Turner scholar C.F. Bell (died 1966) in undated manuscript notes in copies of Finberg’s 1909 Inventory, amending Finberg’s published reading of ‘V (?O) Cts’.1 The note refers to Turner’s long-term annuity investments at 3½%.
For similar financial notes on preceding pages, see under folio 1 recto (D22323).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

A.J. Finberg, undated MS notes in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.II, p.738; C.F. Bell, undated MS notes in another copy at the same location, vol.II, p.738.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscription by Turner: Financial Notes c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-notes-r1148485, accessed 23 January 2022.