Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bristol: Shipping in the Harbour

1798

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 × 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01703
Turner Bequest XLII 28

Catalogue entry

The drawing is continued on folio 15 recto opposite (D01704; Turner Bequest XLII 29). See folios 13 verso–14 recto (D01701–D01702; Turner Bequest XLII 26–27) for another scene in Bristol harbour, identified in an inscription. Here the location is indicated clearly by the spire of St Mary Redcliffe in the left distance; truncated in a lightning strike of 1446, it may also appear in the preceding drawing.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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