Joseph Mallord William TurnerBarges and Men-of-War or Merchantmen c.1805-9

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Artist
Title
Barges and Men-of-War or Merchantmen
From River and Margate Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCIX
Date c.1805-9
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06386
Turner Bequest XCIX 17
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Barges and Men-of-War or Merchantmen circa 1805–9
D06386
Turner Bequest XCIX 17
Pencil and watercolour on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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