Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats Moored in Trieste Harbour

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 127 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30117
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 61

Catalogue entry

This study was made with the page turned horizontally. The mast and spar of the more prominent vessel is continued upwards across the gutter onto folio 60 verso opposite (D30116). There appears to be a domed building lightly indicated beyond. This is one of a sequence of views in and around the Adriatic port city of Trieste, made working inwards from the back of this sketchbook; see under folio 57 recto (D30109).1

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Powell 1995, pp.66, 81 note 18.

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