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

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Wharf and Jetty with Boats; a Study of Timbers ?1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Wharf and Jetty with Boats; a Study of Timbers ?1794
D00171
Turner Bequest XVI I
Pencil on white wove paper, 233 x 185 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVI.I’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVI I’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg listed this with the Dover drawings discussed elsewhere in the present section of the catalogue; but it appears to show a river bank rather than a sea-harbour. It is perhaps a scene on the Thames above London. There is a slight sketch of timbers above the main view.
Verso:
Blank; a smear of thin paint; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Wharf and Jetty with Boats; a Study of Timbers ?1794 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-wharf-and-jetty-with-boats-a-study-of-timbers-r1140339, accessed 30 August 2014.