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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Fishing Boats Offshore c.1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Fishing Boats Offshore circa 1805–9
Turner Bequest XCIX 8
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘8’ top right
Stamped in black ‘XCIX 8’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The coastline in the background is too sketchily drawn to be identified for certain, but may be near Margate.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Fishing Boats Offshore c.1805–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-fishing-boats-offshore-r1130557, accessed 19 April 2018.