Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats on the Moselle

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 160 × 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20189
Turner Bequest CCXIX 28

Catalogue entry

This drawing, finely rendered in both pencil and chalk, was taken by Turner on a river boat, the scene incorporating some of the craft and vessels he would have come across as he himself plied up and down the Moselle. Figures attend their sailing boats at a sandbank on a river bend and beyond them are two villages, facing each other, nestled by the slate slopes of the valley. Turner has inscribed the word ‘Marten’ at bottom right.
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

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