Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Two-Masted Boat

?1792–3

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 215 x 248 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40242

Catalogue entry

Not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue,1 this slight sketch shows a two-masted boat with sails set, seen from above as though from the top of a cliff. The boat is very likely the same as that shown in a gorge on the recto of this sheet (D00390; Turner Bequest XIII P).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.39.

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