Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for ‘Dutch Boats in a Gale: Fishermen Endeavouring to Put their Fish on Board (“The Bridgewater Seapiece”)’

c.1799–1801

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Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05029
Turner Bequest LXXXI 127

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a continuation of the drawing on folio 64 verso opposite (D05028; Turner Bequest LXXXI 126).
Technical notes:
The page is discoloured from prolonged exposure, having been extracted for exhibition in the nineteenth century, unlike the other half of the composition, as Finberg noted.1

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.217.

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