Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Arrival of Louis-Philippe: Shipping in Portsmouth Harbour

1844

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 236 x 310 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35951
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 108

Catalogue entry

Like the other works grouped here, this relates to the arrival of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, at Portsmouth Harbour on 8 October 1844, as discussed in the Introductions to this subsection and the overall section.1 Here, small sailing boats pass larger vessels, with bunting apparent in the distance towards the right; for other examples see the subsection’s Introduction.
1
See also Warrell 2013, p.10, and Smiles 2014, p.168.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in ink ‘3’ bottom left, upside down (for other sheets numbered in this way see the Introduction to this subsection); inscribed in pencil ‘ccclxiv’ bottom right; stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram over ‘CCCLXIV – 108’ towards bottom right.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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