Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Fishing Boat, Viewed from the Port Side with Sails Set

c.1799–1805

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 271 × 436 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05040
Turner Bequest LXXXI 138

Catalogue entry

With the pages turned horizontally, the subject is continued on folio 71 recto opposite (D05041; Turner Bequest LXXXI 139). Similar studies of individual boats are on folios 68 verso–69 recto and 72 verso–73 recto (D05036–D05037, D05044–D05045; Turner Bequest LXXXI 134–135, 142–143).
Technical notes:
The white gouache has become oxidised.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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