Joseph Mallord William Turner

River with Shipping

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25759
Turner Bequest CCLXV 64 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted is a view of shipping on a river with buildings in the background, with a smaller sketch above of figures in a boat with a church spire on the river bank to the right. There are several pages of shipping subjects scattered throughout this sketchbook (for references see folio 10; D25659). Some of these may have been made on the Mersey at Liverpool as there are views of Liverpool from across the Mersey in this sketchbook (folio 3 verso; D25648).

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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