Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beached Boats with Vessels at Sea Beyond

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04107
Turner Bequest LXIX 93

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a series of sketches depicting a flat calm; see under folio 93 recto (D04108; Turner Bequest LXIX 94).
Technical notes:
The ‘white chalk’ included in Finberg’s description of this drawing1 has now almost entirely disappeared.
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.173.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘770’.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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