Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ship under a Cloudy Sky

1807

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06538
Turner Bequest C 19

Catalogue entry

Presumably drawn in Portsmouth harbour, this slight sketch depicts a lone ship in calm water, beneath a cloudy sky. Finberg’s title was presumably suggested by the setting sun shown on the preceding leaf, folio 19 (D06537).
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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