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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Men-of-War and other Vessels c.1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
Men-of-War and other Vessels circa 1805–9
Turner Bequest XCIX 88a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed ?by John Ruskin ‘88a’ top left, inverted
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘861’ bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg listed this as the verso of ‘page 88’, noting that it ‘probably belong[s] to this sketchbook’. It was inserted in the reconstituted book as folio 15 recto, as noted by Edward Croft-Murray in a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library. The right edge is torn confirming that the leaf was reversed when rebound.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Men-of-War and other Vessels 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-men-of-war-and-other-vessels-r1130568, accessed 18 January 2018.