Joseph Mallord William Turner

Harbour with Shipping, ?Northern France

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34442
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 85

Catalogue entry

These sketches of a harbour with shipping are worked onto a sheet of white Whatman paper, a batch of which Turner took on his 1826 tour of Northern France.1
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.23.
Technical Notes:
The sketch is drawn on a sheet of paper folded in two. It is attached along the top edge to
D34441 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 84).
Verso:
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘236’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
March 2016

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