Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures in a Boat

1822

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 188 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17713
Turner Bequest CCI 40

Catalogue entry

There are two studies of figures in boats on this page, one of two figures in a small rowing boat drawn at the bottom of the page with the sketchbook inverted, and one at the outer edge of the page with the book turned to the left from its usual orientation which is likely to be of the same figures and vessel. The studies belong to a series of five sketches on the Thames in this sketchbook (see folio 38 verso; D17710 for references).
The page has been repaired at the inner edge.

Thomas Ardill
November 2008

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