Not on display
This is a study of the intricately carved stern of a canal barge, decorated with a shield and scroll, lozenge, and vine motifs. A canopy appears to cover part of the vessel. Turner inscribes ‘Barge [?van] Brugge’, perhaps the name of the vessel, which, from the Dutch, is translated as ‘Barge of Bruges’. Similar studies of boats probably moored at Ghent are found on Tate D19870–D19871; Turner Bequest CCXCI 158–158a.