Joseph Mallord William Turner

Men-of-War at Anchor; Sun Setting

1807

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06537
Turner Bequest C 18

Catalogue entry

Presumably sketched in Portsmouth harbour or at Spithead, these ships may include prizes from the Danish fleet, seized by the British at Copenhagen; see Introduction to the sketchbook for the historical background. The sun appears low in the sky.
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David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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