Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for ‘The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory’

1805

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05476
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 23

Catalogue entry

Finberg evidently failed to spot this very slight sketch, which is a continuation of the sketch on folio 29 verso (D05475; Turner Bequest LXXXIX 22a) for which see catalogue entry. It is a rough outline of the Spanish flagship Santissima Trinidad (for which see folio 21 verso, D05458; Turner Bequest LXXXIX 12) and another ship, perhaps the Bucentaure.

David Blayney Brown
March 2006

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