Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Three-Masted Ship

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04045
Turner Bequest LXIX 41 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the pages turned horizontally and continued on folio 42 recto opposite (D04046), this sketch relates to the gestation of the Ships Bearing Up for Anchorage (‘The Egremont Seapiece’) of 1802 (Tate T03868, on display at Petworth House, Sussex);1 see also folios 39 verso and 40 verso (D04041, D04043).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.17 no.18, pl.14 (colour).

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