Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Three-Masted Ship c.1799–1802

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Three-Masted Ship
From Studies for Pictures Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXIX
Date c.1799–1802
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
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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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