Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Boats on a River or Estuary, with a Sunset Sky

1796–7

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01207
Turner Bequest XXXVII 90

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 45 recto opposite (D01208; Turner Bequest XXXVII 91), and is presumably a view near the mouth of Thames.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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