Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stettin: The Harbour, with Boats and Figures

1835

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31083
Turner Bequest CCCVII 32 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch shows the port at Stettin, Prussia (modern day Szczecin in Poland). There are numerous figures bustling around docked boats, loading and off-loading wares and buying and selling goods. Turner has inscribed ‘Pig and Calv’ at right.
For other sketches of Stettin see Tate D31084–D31093, D31095–D31106; Turner Bequest CCCVII 33–37a, 38a–44.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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