Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Group of Sailing Ships at Sea

c.1799–1802

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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
D04025
Turner Bequest LXIX 31

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a sequence of studies related to the Ships Bearing Up for Anchorage (‘The Egremont Seapiece’) of 1802 (Tate T03868, on display at Petworth House, Sussex),1 as suggested by Finberg2 and corroborated by Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll.3 See also folios 29 recto, 30 recto, 32 recto, 40 verso–41 recto (D04023, D04024, D04026, D04043–D04044), and 90 recto (D04105; Turner Bequest LXIX 91).
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.17 no.18, pl.14 (colour).
2
See Finberg 1909, I, p.171.
3
See Butlin and Joll 1984, p.17.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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