Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Shipping

c.1822–3

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 178 x 257 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17740
Turner Bequest CCII 21

Catalogue entry

This rough sketch appears to depict, at least in part, local shipping. The summary outline of a brig can be seen at the extreme right; the frontal profile of its bow and sails are represented. The remainder of the drawing is almost indecipherable, perhaps representing other details of shipping or buildings. The palette is striking; comprised of grey, pale maroon and brilliant red applied with swift and vigorous handling.
Technical notes:
There is some offsetting of red pigment onto the folio opposite.
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2013

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