Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fishing Boats in a Choppy Sea

1796–7

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Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01223
Turner Bequest XXXVII 106

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 53 recto opposite (D01224; Turner Bequest XXXVII 107). This and the following studies on folios 53 verso–56 verso (D01225–D01231; Turner Bequest XXXVII 108–114) were all presumably made at Margate. They are similar in approach and technique to the contemporary series of loose sheets showing fishing and other vessels, addressed in a separate subgroup of the present section of this catalogue.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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