Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ships 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
D10863
Turner Bequest CXLIII 81 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, two ships appear to be manoeuvring very closely at the centre, while others may be moored in the distance. For similar studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 8 recto (D10784).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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