Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping in Portsmouth Harbour

1844

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 116 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35742
Turner Bequest CCCLXII 30 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation and apparently continuing on folio 31 recto opposite (Tate D35743), this slight study of shipping, like the other rapid sketches in this book, relates to the arrival of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, at Portsmouth Harbour on 8 October 1844, as discussed in the Introductions to the sketchbook and the overall section.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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