Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Fishing Boat Riding a Breaker

c.1801–2

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03992
Turner Bequest LXVIII 7

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch probably shows the boat that Turner drew more carefully on folio 6 recto (D03991). Both are related to the oil painting Fishermen upon a Lee-Shore, in Squally Weather, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1802 (Southampton Art Gallery).1
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.15–16 no.16, pl.12 (colour).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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