Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ships and Boats under Sail

c.1815–16

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 160 x 102 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10865
Turner Bequest CXLIII 82 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, a ship is shown head-on in the centre, with one or two boats in front of another on the left. The features of a shoreline appear to be lightly indicated on the right. For similar studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 8 recto (D10784).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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