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
D10841
Turner Bequest CXLIII 63 a

Catalogue entry

This swift sketch, drawn with the page turned horizontally, shows a ship moving to the left, with what appear to be two boats moving to the right in front of it. Figures are perhaps indicated aboard the nearest. For similar studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 8 recto (D10784).
Technical notes:
A tear towards the left of the bottom edge (relative to the drawing) has been repaired on the recto (D10840).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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