Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures, Boats and Lobster Cages

c.1830–41

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 171 × 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34788
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 322v

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
The sheet has been removed from a sketchbook.
Verso:
See Tate D34787 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 322).

John Chu
June 2015

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