Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Landscape

c.1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 × 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13947
Turner Bequest CLXXII 9

Catalogue entry

This sketch appears to represent boats upon a shore. Despite the rough and faint nature of the pencilled lines it is possible to make out the hull and masts of two or three vessels. The position of the drawing interrupts the sequence of Turner’s notes from Eustace’s A Classical Tour of Italy suggesting that it could predate the artist’s use of the book as a notebook in preparation for his first trip to Italy

Nicola Moorby
July 2008

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