Joseph Mallord William TurnerStern of a Man-of-War and a Smaller Vessel 1805

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Artist
Title
Stern of a Man-of-War and a Smaller Vessel
From Nelson Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXXIX
Date 1805
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05448
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 3
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Stern of a Man-of-War and a Smaller Vessel 1805
D05448
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 184 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom right, and ‘Lay down by moistening only’ (see also below) on the stub to which this leaf is attached
Stamped in black ‘LXXXIX 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg states that Ruskin’s instruction for mounting appeared in the margin of what is now folio 16 verso (D05486; LXXXIX 28a). Its position must have changed when the book was restitched and cut sheets rejoined.

David Blayney Brown
March 2006

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