Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats Sailing

1821

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18563
Turner Bequest CCXI 26

Catalogue entry

This sketch of two small boats sailing on a choppy sea, its crew wrapped up with coats and hats, belongs to what appears to be a sequence of sketches of the coast and shipping on folios 25, 26, 27 and 28 (Tate D18561, D18563, D18565, D18567; Turner Bequest CCXI 25, 26, 27, 28). For a full list of Turner’s sketches of shipping in this book, see folio 1 (D18525; Turner Bequest CCXI 1).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

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