Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures in a Boat; Addresses &c (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1815–17

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10644
Turner Bequest CXLI 34 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted.
John Bowes, 10th Earl of Strathmore (1769–1820) tops a list of clients written on folio 35 verso of the sketchbook (D10646). He acquired two watercolours of Gibside, County Durham, the Seat of the Earl of Strathmore (Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle)1 painted there in autumn 1817 when Turner visited the estate with his patron, after his stay at Raby Castle; see notes by Matthew Imms to the Raby sketchbook (Tate D12262–D12317; D40723–D40726; D40764; D41517; Turner Bequest CLVI). The watercolours were engraved for Robert Surtees’s History of Durham.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.364 both listed under no.557.

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