Joseph Mallord William TurnerFishing Boats and a Man-of-War 1807

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Artist
Title
Fishing Boats and a Man-of-War
From Spithead Sketchbook
Turner Bequest C
Date 1807
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06531
Turner Bequest C 13
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Fishing Boats and a Man-of-War 1807
D06531
Turner Bequest C 13
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘C 13’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch was presumably sketched off Portsmouth or at Spithead. The three masts of a man-of-war are visible behind fishing and other smaller boats.
Verso:
Slight ink offsets from folio 15 of the sketchbook (D06532).

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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