Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats and a Ship 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
D10839
Turner Bequest CXLIII 62 a

Catalogue entry

In this rapid sketch, drawn with the page turned horizontally, two boats are shown on the left with their sails in silhouette, along with another in outline on the right, passing a ship with a tall central mast. For similar studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 8 recto (D10784).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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