Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beached Boats with Ships at Sea Beyond

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 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04009
Turner Bequest LXIX 15

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this slight sketch unites two recurrent themes of this book: the litter of boats and maritime paraphernalia strewn across a beach, and groups of ships seen over water from the land.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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