Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Harbour with Shipping; and a View of Bideford

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08397
Turner Bequest CXXIII 19

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription, comprising a few words on one line, is all but illegible. It may relate to the draft of poetry on folio 18 verso opposite (D08396). The main drawing is of an unidentified harbour with tall ships’ masts indicated beyond the buildings on the left. Encroaching at right angles at the top left is a ship and shoreline continuing from the view of Bideford squeezed into the space left below the poetry opposite.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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