Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Sailing Boat in a Squall 1792–3

Artwork details

Date 1792–3
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 213 x 272 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXIX C
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Catalogue entry

Finberg noted that the sheet was difficult to date precisely, and grouped it with miscellaneous drawings of about 1802–10. The present placing seems probably correct, however. The study of a boat may have been drawn in connection with the subject of The Rising Squall, Hot Wells (see Tate D00389; Turner Bequest XXIII O), or one of the other shipping subjects of 1792–3.
Technical notes:
The sheet is conspicuously discoloured, stained and spattered with black ink.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; paint and oil stains.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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