Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Barge Aground

c.1807

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 92 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05968
Turner Bequest XCVI 8

Catalogue entry

For barges in this sketchbook, see note to folio 5 (D05965). While most are shown sailing in open water, this one is aground at low tide, presumably near Turner’s Hammersmith lodgings at Upper Mall (see Introduction, and address inside the front cover (D40650). The sketch shows houses with bay and bow windows overhanging the riverbank.
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David Blayney Brown
October 2006

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