Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Boats at Sea

c.1830–45

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 222 x 280 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35925
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 82

Catalogue entry

This appears to be one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Verso:
Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and the partially legible number ‘CCCLXIV – 82’.

John Chu
June 2015

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