Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ships and Boats under Sail

c.1815–16

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 102 x 160 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10847
Turner Bequest CXLIII 66 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, at least three boats are shown in the foreground, passing a ship on the left; to the right of centre a rapid vertical sequence of marks appears to indicate another tall ship. For similar studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 8 recto (D10784).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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