Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping and Figures

c.1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 108 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07072
Turner Bequest CV 61

Catalogue entry

Various sketches are drawn down the page. At the top are crowds of figures, below are various small boats and at the bottom a rough sketch of shipping in the Thames. See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House and the Tower.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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