Joseph Mallord William Turner

Guardship at the Nore

c.1805–9

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06460
Turner Bequest XCIX 59 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Butlin and Joll note that this sketch is unrelated to Guardship at the Great Nore, Sheerness, &c (private collection), exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1809.1 For other possible origins for the picture in this sketchbook and for the guardship, see note to folio 62 recto (D06457; Turner Bequest XCIX 58).

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.67–8 no.91 (pl.101).

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