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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Fishing Smacks and Distant Ships 1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Fishing Smacks and Distant Ships 1807
D06535
Turner Bequest C 16
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink 16’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘C 16’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This very slight sketch, presumably drawn off Portsmouth, is extended on folio 16 verso D06534). The present portion includes a smallish vessel, probably a fishing boat. Men-of-war are in the distance.
Verso:
Slight ink offsets or splashes from folio 18 (D06536).

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Fishing Smacks and Distant Ships 1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-fishing-smacks-and-distant-ships-r1139057, accessed 20 December 2014.