Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vessels in front of a Bridge

c.1819

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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
D13981
Turner Bequest CLXXII 26 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch shows boats in front of the arches of a bridge. In the centre is two male figures wearing hats and long cloaks. The location is unidentified. Turner frequently sketched ships and boats which feature heavily in many of his paintings. This drawing may although it 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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