J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Barge and Rowing Boats at Sunset c.1806-14

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
A Barge and Rowing Boats at Sunset circa 1806–14
D06628
Turner Bequest CI 9
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 180 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Fire & Blood’ on horizon at centre, ‘G’ and ‘Grey’ at left, and ‘B Green L. Jacket’ lower centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CI 9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the sky studies in this sketchbook, see note to folio 4 (D06622), which has a similar view of the Thames. In Sketches and Drawings Finberg thought the tower here might be in Gravesend.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
December 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Barge and Rowing Boats at Sunset c.1806–14 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-barge-and-rowing-boats-at-sunset-r1130723, accessed 23 October 2014.