Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches

c.1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 x 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13988
Turner Bequest CLXXII 30

Catalogue entry

The subject of these two sketches has not been identified. They appear to show a man-made construction, possibly related to shipbuilding. It is not known whether they relate to Turner’s 1819 Italian tour or predate it.

Nicola Moorby
July 2008

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