Joseph Mallord William Turner
Wharves and Shipping 1811

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Wharves and Shipping
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08376
Turner Bequest CXXIII 8
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Catalogue entry

There appear to be few specific indications of the location of this West Country harbour or boatyard. There may be distant rocks or buildings on the level horizon at the centre, possibly with a line of hills above.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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