Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vessels and a Landscape with a Boat

c.1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 x 99 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13980
Turner Bequest CLXXII 26

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches. The drawing at the top is a study of sailing boat, whilst beneath this is an unidentified landscape with a house and a boat. Turner frequently sketched ships and boats which feature heavily in many of his paintings. The study may predate the artist’s use of the sketchbook as a notebook relating to his Italian travels in the autumn of 1819.

Nicola Moorby
July 2008

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