Joseph Mallord William Turner

Barges and Men-of-War or Merchantmen

c.1805–9

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06386
Turner Bequest XCIX 17

Catalogue entry

See note to folio 18 of the sketchbook (D06382; Turner Bequest XCIX 15) for its several coloured sketches. Here, Turner uses colour mainly to indicate light and shadow on the sails of barges and other shipping.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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