Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Family Boarding a Boat by a Gang-Plank

1792–3

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 222 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40053

Catalogue entry

A study related to the theme treated more expansively on the recto (D00394; Turner Bequest XXIII T 2), though actually a different subject. It is noteworthy for the deliberate complexity of its main group. Another, slighter sketch of the same subject is Tate D40243 (Turner Bequest XXIII T 1).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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