Joseph Mallord William Turner

Men-of-War Entering Portsmouth Harbour

1807

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D06523
Turner Bequest C 6

Catalogue entry

With folio 4 (D06520) Finberg compared this to Turner’s Spithead: Boat’s Crew Recovering an Anchor (Tate N00481),1 for which see the Introduction to the sketchbook. In fact there seems no very close connection beyond the positioning of a ship in the left distance and the motif of a cutter or yacht crossing a larger ship at centre right.
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.60–1 no.80 (pl.90).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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