Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats, with Figures

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26225
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 68 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains studies of figures in barges. While there are various other studies of vessels at sea in this book with which this sketch may be associated (folios 20, 61 verso and 68 verso; D26132, D26214, D26225), it is also possible that this sketch may have been made on the Thames, as there are studies of London Bridge from the water on folio 63 (D26217) that includes similar vessels and figures.
There are some brown marks at the top right of the page.

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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