Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Vessels, off the Coast at Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk

c.1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18174
Turner Bequest CCIX 9 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records three vessels sailing off the coast at Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk. Another vessel with its sails raised has been jotted at bottom left. The location is unclear, however Turner’s inscription at centre left may read ‘Essex’. A similar scene is depicted on the folio opposite (Tate D18175; Turner Bequest CCIX 10).

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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