Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Boats, Probably in the Pool of London near Old London Bridge

?1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17850
Turner Bequest CCV 9

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this study of boats and their occupants lacks any topographical framework, but was probably made in the Pool of London, on the River Thames below Old London Bridge. More than half the drawings in this sketchbook were made in that vicinity, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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