Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Mast and Sail

c.1805–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06503
Turner Bequest XCIX 82

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this is a very slight and faint sketch. Rather than Finberg’s ‘ship’, it perhaps represents the mast and sail of a barge or lugger.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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