Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Group of Ships under Sail

c.1799–1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04024
Turner Bequest LXIX 30

Catalogue entry

This drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. As Finberg suggests,1 followed by Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll,2 it is perhaps a study related to the Ships Bearing Up for Anchorage (‘The Egremont Seapiece’) of 1802 (Tate T03868, on display at Petworth House, Sussex).3 See also folios 29 recto, 31 recto, 32 recto, 40 verso–41 recto (D04023, D04025, D04026, D04043–D04044), and 90 recto (D04105; Turner Bequest LXIX 91).
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.171.
2
See Butlin and Joll 1984, p.17.
3
Ibid., no.18, pl.14 (colour).
Verso:
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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