Joseph Mallord William Turner

Diagrams and Measurements of a Boat (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1806–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06512
Turner Bequest XCIX 86 a

Catalogue entry

For drawings for a boat in this sketchbook, presumably Turner’s own, see note to folio 88 verso (D06508; Turner Bequest XCIX 84a). Here, drawn inverted, are views from the stern and of the deck from above. Turner’s inscription notes the cost of fittings:
Sails         £10 
Mast            3 
Bows            1 
Beams           2 
Rigging         5 
Iron            1 
Pump            1–23 

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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