Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Three-Master Seen from the Port Side

c.1799–1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D04043
Turner Bequest LXIX 40 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the pages turned horizontally and continued on folio 41 recto opposite (D04044), this is a slight sketch connected with Turner’s preparations for the Ships Bearing Up for Anchorage (‘The Egremont Seapiece’) of 1802 (Tate T03868, on display at Petworth House, Sussex).1 See also folios 39 verso and 41 verso (D04041, D04045).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.17 no.18, pl.14 (colour).

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