Joseph Mallord William TurnerMen-of-War and Shipping off Portsmouth 1807

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Artist
Title
Men-of-War and Shipping off Portsmouth
From Spithead Sketchbook
Turner Bequest C
Date 1807
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06521
Turner Bequest C 4
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Men-of-War and Shipping off Portsmouth 1807
D06521
Turner Bequest C 4
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘C 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Beneath the sketch of shipping are two sketches of the Round Tower and fortifications around
the naval base at Portsmouth.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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