Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Wharf and Jetty with Boats; a Study of Timbers

?1794

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 233 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00171
Turner Bequest XVI I

Catalogue entry

Finberg listed this with the Dover drawings discussed elsewhere in the present section of the catalogue; but it appears to show a river bank rather than a sea-harbour. It is perhaps a scene on the Thames above London. There is a slight sketch of timbers above the main view.
Verso:
Blank; a smear of thin paint; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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