Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures Loading a Venetian Boat

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14460
Turner Bequest CLXXV 76

Catalogue entry

This quick impression of the stooping action of figures loading or unloading cargo from a small boat was presumably made on or in the vicinity of the Grand Canal, the subject of detailed topographical drawings on adjacent pages. For other studies of boats in this sketchbook, see under folio 37 recto (D14383).

Matthew Imms
March 2017

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