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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailing Barges c.1806-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Sailing Barges circa 1806–8
Turner Bequest XCVII 23
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 182 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘23’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVII 23’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are a number of sketches of sailing barges in this sketchbook, inside the front and back covers and also on folio 24, 42, 50 verso, 51 verso, 67 verso, 85 verso and 90 (D40656, D40658, D06095, D06114, D06124, D06126, D06144, D06169, D06175). These may have been drawn at Hammersmith or further down the Thames.

David Blayney Brown
September 2008

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Sailing Barges c.1806–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, 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-sailing-barges-r1130275, accessed 20 May 2018.