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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sketches of Windsor Castle; Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner) c.1815-16

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 91 Recto:
Sketches of Windsor Castle; Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner) circa 1815–16
D10574
Turner Bequest CXL 83
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 155 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Girl drawing a Child’, ‘Red’ and ‘Windsor Castle’ below images, inverted, and with arithmetic &c (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘83’ bottom left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CXL 83’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Windsor Castle in this sketchbook and a connection with Turner’s watercolour (British Museum, London)1 made in the late 1820s for Picturesque Views in England and Wales, see note to folio 9 verso (D10427).
Turner arithmetic seems to read:
3  9  
0  0  
4  6  
8  
16 3  
           7   6 
       1   0   0 
           4   6 
           8 
       2   0 
GSG    1   7   0 
Knock  2   7   6 
           10 
1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.397 no.829.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Sketches of Windsor Castle; Arithmetic (Inscriptions by Turner) c.1815–16 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sketches-of-windsor-castle-arithmetic-inscriptions-by-turner-r1131568, accessed 17 February 2020.