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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06544
Turner Bequest C 25

Catalogue entry

Presumably sketched 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. There is a slight extension of this sketch on folio 25 verso (D40607).

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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