after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coast Scene with Fishermen Hauling a Boat Ashore (The ‘Iveagh Seapiece’)


In Tate Britain

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 127 × 172 mm
Purchased 1986

Catalogue entry

T04843 Coast Scene with Fishermen Hauling a Boat Ashore (‘The Iveagh Seapiece’ engr.? C. Brandard

Line-engraving 127 × 172 (5 × 6 3/4) on India paper laid on wove paper 299 × 437 (11 3/4 × 17 3/16); plate-mark 228 × 274 (8 15/16 × 10 13/16)
Inscribed: see text below
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Prov: ...; Sir Henry Theobald, sold Sotheby's 12 May 1925 (in 180); ...; N.W.Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery

Publication details unknown. Original oil painting; Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood House, London (Butlin and Joll 1984, no.144). This print has been inscribed ‘Doubtful whether it is Turner’ and the plate does not appear in Rawlinson. Nevertheless, this is clearly a small-scale reproduction of one of Turner's most striking marine subjects, painted c.1803. The print is inscribed in pencil ‘Fisherman upon a lee-shore in Stormy Weather’, the title of the work Turner exhibited in 1802 and which is today identified instead with the picture in Southampton Art Gallery (Butlin and Joll 1984, no.16).

The print also bears the pencil inscription ‘by C. Brandard not R.’. No reference can be found to a C. Brandard, although the brothers Edward and Robert Brandard both worked for Turner. A further pencil inscription records that the plate was ‘From the Collection of Sir Henry Theobald K.C. 12th May 1925’ (see also introduction to The Keepsake T04614-T04630).

Published in:
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996

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