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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sailing Barges c.1806-14

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Two Sailing Barges circa 1806–14
Turner Bequest CI 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 180 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘21’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CI 21’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Trees in the left distance indicate that these barges are on a river, presumably the Thames, rather than at sea as Finberg stated.

David Blayney Brown
December 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Two Sailing Barges c.1806–14 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2006, 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-two-sailing-barges-r1130735, accessed 22 October 2017.