Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Fishing Boat being Launched

c.1801–2

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03989
Turner Bequest LXVIII 5

Catalogue entry

This may show the same boat as that in the drawing on folio 3 recto (D03987), though at an earlier moment in the process of launching, with a jetty or breakwater visible to the left and the mainsail not yet set.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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