Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Sailing Barges c.1806-14

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Artist
Title
Two Sailing Barges
From Boats, Ice Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CI
Date c.1806-14
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 107 x 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06640
Turner Bequest CI 21
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Two Sailing Barges circa 1806–14
D06640
Turner Bequest CI 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 180 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘21’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CI 21’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Trees in the left distance indicate that these barges are on a river, presumably the Thames, rather than at sea as Finberg stated.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
December 2006

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