Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Boats and of Distant Shipping

?1793

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Part of
Dover
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 232 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00170
Turner Bequest XVI H

Catalogue entry

The principal image is of a small single-masted boat canted on its side, presumably on a beach; near it are two studies of a rowing-boat, one from above, the other from the port side. Beyond, a three-master is seen in the distance with a large group of ships behind it.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘7’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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