Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Hulk or Warship, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar

1814

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09681
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 10

Catalogue entry

There are various studies of hulks (decommissioned, dismasted warships) interspersed with topographical sketches in the Hamoaze and lower reaches of the River Tamar north-west of Plymouth Sound between 3 recto and 29 recto (D09671–D09703). This sketch may show a warship, perhaps temporarily laid up, as it seems to have its full complement of masts, with its sails and flags lightly indicated.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
July 2014

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