Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping with Bunting in Portsmouth Harbour

1844

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 116 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35743
Turner Bequest CCCLXII 31

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight study of shipping, apparently continued on folio 30 verso opposite (Tate D35742), relates like the other rapid sketches in this book to the arrival of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, at Portsmouth Harbour on 8 October 1844, as discussed in the Introductions to the sketchbook and the overall section. For other drawings including bunting, see under folio 12 recto (Tate D35705).1

Matthew Imms
September 2016

1
See also Brown 1987, p.20, and Warrell 2013, p.10.

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