Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ship and Boats under Sail

c.1815–16

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 102 × 160 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10785
Turner Bequest CXLIII 9

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the topmast of the central ship, shown head-on, is continued a little way onto folio 8 verso opposite (D41532). The boats on right are reduced to rapid notations of their sails alone. For similar studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 8 recto (D10784).
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
September 2013

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