Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Hybrid Sailing Steamship

c.1830

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 76 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35791
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 18

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, Turner has made a thumbnail sketch of a the port side of a three-masted ship with a funnel and what seems to a paddlewheel housing amidships. His inscription immediately below may be the name of the vessel, presumably observed passing off Kent (see the sketchbook’s Introduction).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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