Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Tree and Distant Shipping 1793-4

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Artist
Title
A Tree and Distant Shipping
Date 1793-4
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 252 x 411 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01881
Turner Bequest XLIV E
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Tree and Distant Shipping 1793–4
D01881
Turner Bequest XLIV E
Pencil on white wove paper, 252 x 411 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Inscribed by in red ink ‘xliv.E’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XLIV – E’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a slight and unfinished study which is stylistically close to, and perhaps connected with Turner’s work on, the distant view of Rochester (Tate D00158; Turner Bequest XV B) for a watercolour to be engraved.
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded laterally approximately 20 mm from the top edge.
Verso:
Blank, dirt-stained; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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