Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures in a Boat, and a Church Tower

c.1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06785
Turner Bequest CII 33 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, continues on folio 34 (D06786). Finberg’s suggestion that the church is St. Michael’s at Bray is unconfirmed; the spire shown by Turner is not present on the tower of the church today.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

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