Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Fishing Boat Running before the Wind 1796–7

Artwork details

A Fishing Boat Running before the Wind
From Wilson Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXXVII
Date 1796–7
Medium Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 113 x 93 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XXXVII 109
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Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 53 verso opposite (D01225; Turner Bequest XXXVII 108). It is one of a series of subjects presumably made at Margate; see under folio 52 verso (D01223; Turner Bequest XXXVII 106).

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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