Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Classical Harbour Scene with Shipping and a Low Sun

c.1830–45

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 38 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34939
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 439

Catalogue entry

This is one of ten small drawings on nine printed visiting cards or blanks (Tate D34929–D34939; Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 431–439), all apart from D34929 being rapid permutations of the classical architectural and seaport motifs of Claude Lorrain, a consistent influence on Turner (see the Introduction to this subsection). For general comments and dating, see under D34929.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ‘CCCXLIV 439’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
August 2016

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