Turner Bequest CCLXV 1
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘1’ bottom left descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXV 1’ bottom left descending vertically
2. That it is a novelty to subscribe but towards to belong to the R.A.
3. That is against the Law... it being a donation in part, to obtain for another body the object in question, viz.
4. That more than 50 " – cannot be given away in
5. That is against the original intention of the foundation of R.A. by G. III, vis. a fund for the relief of Decayed Members and the support of the Art, by the R.A. surplus Fund [?as] its [?mission] being called upon to supply & [...] subversive of its true principles and a precedent fatal to the [extension] by ... [?H...] that no donation in work of art
How to cite
Thomas Ardill, ‘Notes on the Royal Academy (1830); and the Continuation of a Sketch of Jedburgh Abbey 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www