Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Group of Fishing Boats, with a Larger Ship Beyond

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04120
Turner Bequest LXIX 105

Catalogue entry

Finberg suggests,1 perhaps correctly, that this study, made with the page turned horizontally, is related to the painting Fishing Boats Entering Calais Harbour of about 1803 (Frick Collection, New York).2 See also folios 95 recto and 127 recto (D04110, D04145; Turner Bequest LXIX 96, 128).
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.173.
2
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.108 no.142, pl.147 (colour).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘741’.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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