Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Sailing Boat in Looe Bay 1811

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Sailing Boat in Looe Bay
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08588
Turner Bequest CXXIII 115 a
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 118 Verso:
A Sailing Boat in Looe Bay 1811
D08588
Turner Bequest CXXIII 115a
Pencil on white wove printing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Looe’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch probably shows the rocky cliffs to the east of Looe’s harbour, looking eastwards. For other views, see under folio 115 verso (D08582; CXXIII 112a).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

About this artwork