Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Studies of the Bows of a Man-of-War c.1805

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Artist
Title
Two Studies of the Bows of a Man-of-War
From Shipwreck (1) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXXVII
Date c.1805
Dimensionssupport: 185 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05420
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 45
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
Two Studies of the Bows of a Man-of-War circa 1805
D05420
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 45
Pen and ink on cream laid paper, 185 x 118 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Deck’ within upper image
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘45’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVII 45’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See note to folio 10 of this sketchbook (D05404; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 29), and for the Victory, folio 27 (D05418), as well as Introduction and notes to the Nelson sketchbook (Tate D05446–D05490; D40701–D40705; D41427; Turner Bequest LXXXIX). Two studies of bows are drawn here.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

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