Joseph Mallord William TurnerBriton Ferry: A Boat on the Foreshore with a Cottage Beyond 1795

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Artist
Title
Briton Ferry: A Boat on the Foreshore with a Cottage Beyond
From South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXVI
Date 1795
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 203 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00567
Turner Bequest XXVI 15
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
Briton Ferry: A Boat on the Foreshore with a Cottage Beyond 1795
D00567
Turner Bequest XXVI 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 15’ bottom left, descending vertically
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. An unfinished watercolour based on it is Tate D00704 (Turner Bequest XXVIII S); a commission from ‘Dr Mathew’ is noted on the verso.
Verso:
Inscribed ‘Dr Mathew | 2’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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