Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stern of a Ship

c.1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05404
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 29

Catalogue entry

One of a group of pencil sketches of warships, including the Victory, in this sketchbook; see also folios 10, 11 verso, 12, 12 verso, 13, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 28 verso, 29, 29 verso, 30, 30 verso and inside back cover (D05404, D05407, D05400, D05401, D05426, D05410, D05414, D05416, D05418, D05420, D05421, D05422, D05423, D05420, D05425, D40696; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 29, 32, 25, 26, 51, 35, 39, 41, 43, 45–50). These must have been drawn around Christmas 1805 when Turner travelled down the Thames to Sheerness and Chatham to see the Victory return after the Battle of Trafalgar. See also Introduction and notes to the Nelson sketchbook (Tate D05446–D05490; D40701–D40705; D41427; Turner Bequest LXXXIX).

David Blayney Brown
December 2005

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