Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hulks and Shipping, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09686
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 15

Catalogue entry

The location of the shoreline on the right has not been established, but this is one of a number of studies of warships, hulks (decommissioned, dismasted warships) and other vessels interspersed with topographical sketches in the Hamoaze and lower reaches of the River Tamar north-west of Plymouth Sound between folios 3 recto and 29 recto (D09671–D09703).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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