Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Lord Mayor’s Barge and Shallop

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05518
Turner Bequest XC 20

Catalogue entry

Presumably sketched during some official visit to Richmond or Kew, these vessels dovetail with the triremes and similar ancient shipping and classical embarkation and departure scenes also drawn in this sketchbook. Wilkinson describes them as ‘beautifully limned’ and as adding ‘the right note of pageantry’.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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