Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Large Vessel Lying on her Starboard Side, with a Small Sailing Boat in Front

c.1799–1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05038
Turner Bequest LXXXI 136

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 70 recto opposite (D05039; Turner Bequest LXXXI 137). It is a study for the painting The Shipwreck of 1805 (Tate N00476),1 and is closely related to that on folios 67 verso–68 recto (D05034–D05035; Turner Bequest LXXXI 132–133); for other studies in this book, see under folio 1 verso (D04903; Turner Bequest LXXXI 2).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.43 no.54, pl.64 (colour).

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