Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fishing Boats at Gravesend

c.1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05415
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 40

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch is very slight sketch and related by Turner’s inscription meaning ‘ditto’ to folio 27 verso (D05419; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 44), which is annotated ‘Gravesend’. Folio 26 verso (D05417; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 42) also has a Gravesend sketch.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

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