Joseph Mallord William Turner

River Scene, with Boats

1821

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18580
Turner Bequest CCXI 36

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted is a sketch of a river scene with several boats. This is likely to have been sketched as Turner travelled by boat along the Seine from Rouen to Dieppe. For a full list of Turner’s sketches of shipping in this book, see folio 1 (D18525; Turner Bequest CCXI 1).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

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