Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rowing Boats Towing Sailing Ships

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 293 x 390 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01660
Turner Bequest XLI 28

Catalogue entry

In pencil with grey and brown wash, this is one of a series of drawings in this sketchbook showing ships attended by rowing boats; see also D01657, D01658 and D01659 (Turner Bequest XLI 26, 26a, 27).
Technical notes:
An adhesive strip has been torn away from the whole length of the top edge. There are tears of approximately 10 mm at the centre of the top edge, and of approximately 20 mm at the centre of right edge. A 5 x 30 mm strip has been torn away from the bottom right corner.
Verso:
Blank; the top edge badly stained and spotted; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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