Joseph Mallord William Turner

Houses and Boats at Gravesend

1796

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00680
Turner Bequest XXVII S

Catalogue entry

Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner with brush and grey colour ‘46’; inscribed, possibly not by Turner, in pen and brown ink ‘Turner Er’; paint trials and smears; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram. The artist’s name is inscribed here with a fine pen and light brown ink, the second syllable repeated with the enlarged Greek ‘e’ often used by Turner when signing work in the 1790s; this ‘signature’ may have been copied from elsewhere by a pupil.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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