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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25659
Turner Bequest CCLXV 10

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted on a ripped page, this sketch of shipping is one of a number of such subjects scattered throughout the sketchbook: folios 17 verso–18, 62 verso, 64 verso (D25671–D25672, D25755, D25759). Turner had several opportunities to sketch shipping while he was using this sketchbook on his 1831 tour of northern England and Scotland.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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