Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Ship seen Bow-On, across Water

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 × 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04004
Turner Bequest LXIX 10

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this light study economically conveys a mood of evening calm; compare folio 17 recto (D04011). A more elaborate composition with a central ship seen bow-on is on folio 99 recto (D04115; Turner Bequest LXIX 100).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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