Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for ‘Sun Rising through Vapour; Fishermen Cleaning and Selling Fish’

c.1799–1805

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Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 271 x 436 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04927
Turner Bequest LXXXI 26

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a series of studies related to the large canvas that Turner exhibited in 1807 with the title Sun Rising through Vapour; Fishermen Cleaning and Selling Fish (National Gallery, London).1 For other drawings in the group, see under folio 12 verso (D04925; Turner Bequest LXXXI 24).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.53–4 no.69, pl.79 (colour).

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