Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Ship in Portsmouth Harbour

1844

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 116 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35748
Turner Bequest CCCLXII 33 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight study of a single vessel, like the other rapid sketches in this book, relates to the arrival of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, at Portsmouth Harbour on 8 October 1844, as discussed in the Introductions to the sketchbook and the overall section.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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