Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats on a River ?between Bruges and Ostend

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19896
Turner Bequest CCXVI 172 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has rendered a quick record of some boats on a river with an expansive and cloudy sky above. His handling is free and cursory. The sketch may have been executed en route to Ostend from Bruges (see Tate D19893–D19895, D19896; Turner Bequest CCXVI 171–172, 172a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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