Joseph Mallord William Turner

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c.1799–1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 × 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04048
Turner Bequest LXIX 44

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is a generalised sketch which nevertheless incorporates the essentials of a balanced composition, this may be a preliminary idea for Dutch Boats in a Gale: Fishermen Endeavouring to Put their Fish on Board (‘The Bridgewater Seapiece’) of 1801 (private collection, on long loan to the National Gallery, London)1
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.12–13 no.14, pl.11 (colour).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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