Joseph Mallord William Turner

Seascape with a Sailing Boat and a Ship

c.1825–30

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 467 x 610 mm
frame: 560 x 697 x 34 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N05520

Not on display

Catalogue entry

275. [N05520] Seascape with a Sailing Boat and a Ship c. 1825–30

THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON (5520)

Canvas, 18 3/8 × 24 (47 × 61)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856 (? 168, one of 2 each 2'0" × 1'6 1/4" with ? No. 459 [N05495]; tentatively identified 1946 by chalk number on back); transferred to the Tate Gallery 1947.

Lit. Davies 1946, pp. 165, 188.

The placing of the two ships is reminiscent of such works as the Thames Estuary pictures of 1808–10 but in a much simplified, abstracted manner and this unfinished picture probably dates from the later 1820s when Turner's interest in marine scenes was reawakened by his studies of the regatta at Cowes (see Nos. 260–68 [N01993-2001]).

Published in:
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984

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