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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping off Gravesend; St George's Church in Right Distance c.1805-6

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
Shipping off Gravesend; St George’s Church in Right Distance circa 1805–6
D05794
Turner Bequest XCIII 18
Pen and ink on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 171 x 262 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCIII 18’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This vivid sketch looks as if drawn on the spot, from a boat on the Thames.

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Shipping off Gravesend; St George’s Church in Right Distance c.1805–6 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2007, 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-shipping-off-gravesend-st-georges-church-in-right-distance-r1130016, accessed 29 December 2014.