Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Boats at Sea

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04114
Turner Bequest LXIX 99

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, like the sketch on folio 91 recto (D04106; Turner Bequest LXIX 92) this shows a sea rather more lively than the flat calm of most of the marine subjects in this book; it is possible that this, too, is related to the 1807 painting The Mouth of the Thames (destroyed).1
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.52 no.67, and see pl.77.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘749’.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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