Joseph Mallord William Turner

Details of Rigging

c.1821

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17436
Turner Bequest CXCIX 42 a

Catalogue entry

As identified by Finberg, here Turner explores various small details of a ship’s rigging with the sketchbook inverted in relation to its foliation.1 The sketches of masts and ropes are interspersed with numbers inscribed by Turner.

Maud Whatley
January 2016

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.608.

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