Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gravesend: Fishing Boats, Figures on the Shore and a Man-of-War in the Distance

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
D05417
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 42

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription meaning ‘ditto’ refers, as Finberg noted, to folio 27 verso of the sketchbook (D05419; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 44), which is annotated ‘Gravesend’. Folio 25 verso (D05415; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 40) also has a Gravesend sketch.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

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