Joseph Mallord William TurnerThree Boatmen c.1807

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Artist
Title
Three Boatmen
From River Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCVI
Date c.1807
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 92 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05975
Turner Bequest XCVI 14
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Three Boatmen circa 1807
D05975
Turner Bequest XCVI 14
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Brown breeches, blue striped sh[irt]’ below image and ‘Blue’ lower right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 14’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Two figures are seated, apparently in a rowing boat, and the central one is standing, drinking from a tankard. An oar held by the man on the left extends slightly on to folio 13 verso (D05974).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

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