Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Boat at Sea

1792–3

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 198 x 222 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00393
Turner Bequest XXIII S

Catalogue entry

Plausibly grouped by Finberg with the coastal studies in pencil of about 1792–3, this careful drawing of rigging is consistent with Turner’s evident interest in marine subject matter at that moment. For other studies of boats probably made about this time see Tate D00400, D08190 and D40245 (Turner Bequest XXIII Z, CXIX C, XXIX E [verso]).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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