Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Fishing Boat, and Men-of-War Saluting in the Distance

1807

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06529
Turner Bequest C 11

Catalogue entry

Presumably sketched off Portsmouth or at Spithead. The salute may be to greet the arrival of prizes from the Danish fleet, captured by the British at Copenhagen; see Introduction to the sketchbook for the historical background.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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