Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Fishing Boat, Seen in Three-Quarters Rear View with Furled Sails

c.1799–1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 271 x 436 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05036
Turner Bequest LXXXI 134

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the pages turned horizontally, the subject is continued on folio 69 recto opposite (D05037; Turner Bequest LXXXI 135). There are further studies of individual fishing boats on folios 70 verso–71 recto and 72 verso–73 recto (D05040–D05041, D05044–D05045; Turner Bequest LXXXI 138–139, 142–143).
Technical notes:
The white gouache has become oxidised.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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