Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Vessel

c.1799–1805

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 × 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05016
Turner Bequest LXXXI 114

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, there is a slight continuation of the rapid sketch on folio 59 recto opposite (D05017; Turner Bequest LXXXI 115), under which the subject is discussed.
Technical notes:
The wash drawing of a ship on the recto (D05015; Turner Bequest LXXXI 113) has bled through the leaf.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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