Joseph Mallord William Turner

Barges

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
D06382
Turner Bequest XCIX 15

Catalogue entry

This is one of three coloured subjects in this sketchbook, the others being folios 19 and 20 (D06384; Turner Bequest XCIX 16 and D06386; Turner Bequest XCIX 17). Here Turner indicates the brown and green paint of a barge and hints at the tone and fall of light and shadow on its sails and those of others nearby.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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