Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hulks, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar

1814

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09703
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 29

Catalogue entry

This is one of a number of studies of hulks (decommissioned, dismasted warships) interspersed with topographical sketches in the Hamoaze and lower reaches of the River Tamar north-west of Plymouth Sound between folio 3 recto (D09671) and here, where the left-hand vessel is shaded in silhouetted against strong light. There is a dark figure sitting at the bottom right, perhaps a Plymouth sketching companion of Turner’s. There is another such figure on folio 25 recto (D09697).
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
July 2014

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