Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Ships at Sea

c.1799–1800

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 83 x 166 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03834
Turner Bequest LXVI 2

Catalogue entry

This drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. There are numerous studies of shipping in pen and brown ink with wash in the contemporary Studies for Pictures book, for example Tate D04134 and D04143 (Turner Bequest LXIX 117, 126). Some may be related to marine paintings on which Turner was working at this date.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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