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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Gravesend: Fishing Boats, Figures on the Shore and a Man-of-War in the Distance c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Verso:
Gravesend: Fishing Boats, Figures on the Shore and a Man-of-War in the Distance circa 1805
D05417
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 42
Pencil on cream laid paper, 118 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘42’ top right, inverted
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Do’
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVII 42’ top right, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription meaning ‘ditto’ refers, as Finberg noted, to folio 27 verso of the sketchbook (D05419; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 44), which is annotated ‘Gravesend’. Folio 25 verso (D05415; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 40) also has a Gravesend sketch.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Gravesend: Fishing Boats, Figures on the Shore and a Man-of-War in the Distance c.1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-gravesend-fishing-boats-figures-on-the-shore-and-a-man-of-r1139197, accessed 17 September 2014.