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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ship's Boat and Fishing Boat Running Foul c.1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
Ship’s Boat and Fishing Boat Running Foul circa 1805–9
Turner Bequest XCIX 89
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Ships Boat & Fishing Boat Foul’ bottom right
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘89’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCIX 89’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg listed this as ‘page 89’, noting that it ‘probably belong[s] to this sketchbook’. It was inserted in the reconstituted book as folio 16 recto, as noted by Edward Croft-Murray in a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library. This is one of the busier and more detailed sketches in the book, showing men-of-war dressed with flags, a barge and other smaller vessels as well as the near-collision noted by Turner.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Ship’s Boat and Fishing Boat Running Foul 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-ships-boat-and-fishing-boat-running-foul-r1130570, accessed 21 June 2018.