Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of a Canal Boat: Cabin, and Diagram of the Deck

c.1807

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 92 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06021
Turner Bequest XCVI 49 a

Catalogue entry

At left is the stern and cabin, with the funnel of the cooking stove, and two figures. The diagram shows the layout of the deck from above, with sleeping and eating accommodation. A related sketch of a cabin and figures is on folio 51 verso (D06023). These sketches were probably made on the Grand Union Canal; see Introduction to the sketchbook.

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

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