Joseph Mallord William Turner
Sailors and Marines 1805

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Sailors and Marines
From Nelson Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXXIX
Date 1805
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 114 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05463
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 15
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Catalogue entry

From left to right are two pig-tailed sailors in striped vests, seen from behind, and three marines, one in profile. These men were presumably drawn aboard the Victory.
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David Blayney Brown
March 2006

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