Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Ships at Anchor, Seen beyond Breakers

c.1801–2

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03975
Turner Bequest LXVII 2

Catalogue entry

Like the drawing on folio 1 recto (D03974), this fluidly economical note appears to have been made on the spot; it may be compared with the marine studies in the contemporary Studies for Pictures sketchbook (Tate D04104–D04116; Turner Bequest LXIX 90–101).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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