Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Bay with Beached Ships and Figures

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04003
Turner Bequest LXIX 9

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, and perhaps part of the same sequence of sketches as that on folio 1 recto (D03994), this seems to relate to Turner’s ideas for a view of Flint Castle; see folios 14 recto, 16 recto (D04008, D04010), and 114 recto (D04132; Turner Bequest LXIX 115).
Verso:
Blank; slight offset from folio 109 recto (Tate D04126; Turner Bequest LXIX 110), indicating that the pages were once bound consecutively.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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