Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ship’s Boat and Fishing Boat Running Foul

c.1805–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06516
Turner Bequest XCIX 89

Catalogue entry

Finberg listed this as ‘page 89’, noting that it ‘probably belong[s] to this sketchbook’. It was inserted in the reconstituted book as folio 16 recto, as noted by Edward Croft-Murray in a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library. This is one of the busier and more detailed sketches in the book, showing men-of-war dressed with flags, a barge and other smaller vessels as well as the near-collision noted by Turner.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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