Joseph Mallord William Turner

Men in a Punt, Fishing for Lampreys

c.1808

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06783
Turner Bequest CII 32 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Wilkinson imagines these fishermen ‘in some muddy estuary such as Barking Creek, which eels now shun’.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

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