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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscription by Turner: Notes on French Grammar c.1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
First Flyleaf, Verso:
Inscription by Turner: Notes on French Grammar c.1799
D40768
Ink and pencil on white wove paper, 130 x 79 mm
Inscribed by Turner in brown ink with extensive notes (see main catalogue entry)
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Over half the page is taken up with the following notes in pen and brown ink, with heading in a darker ink than the rest:
Verbs ending er is a mark of
the infintive [sic]
Present .
Je donne. I give
Tu donne thou
Il donne he
nous donnet [sic]
vous donnez
Ils donnent
Imperfective
Je donneriors
Tu donnerioz
Il donnere
See also the French grammar notes inside the front cover (D40766) and on the recto (D40767).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Inscription by Turner: Notes on French Grammar c.1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-inscription-by-turner-notes-on-french-grammar-r1179849, accessed 03 December 2020.