Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats and Sky at ?Ghent or Bruges

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19885
Turner Bequest CCXVI 167

Catalogue entry

Turner has used this leaf to dash off a few jottings of boats as well as a small study of clouds. Similar sketches are found on the folio opposite (Tate D19884, D19886; Turner Bequest CCXVI 166a, 167a). The location may be the Flemish cities of Bruges or Ghent.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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