Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailors

c.1820–30

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41485
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 250 v

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.This sketch was not recorded by A.J. Finberg in his 1909 Inventory of the Turner Bequest.1
1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909.
Verso:
See Tate D25372 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 250).

John Chu
June 2015

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