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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Boats and of Distant Shipping ?1793

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Studies of Boats and of Distant Shipping ?1793
D00170
Turner Bequest XVI H
Pencil on white wove paper, 232 x 162 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVI.H’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVI H’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The principal image is of a small single-masted boat canted on its side, presumably on a beach; near it are two studies of a rowing-boat, one from above, the other from the port side. Beyond, a three-master is seen in the distance with a large group of ships behind it.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘7’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Studies of Boats and of Distant Shipping ?1793 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-studies-of-boats-and-of-distant-shipping-r1140235, accessed 25 December 2014.