Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Shipping

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 96 x 59 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25671
Turner Bequest CCLXV 17 a

Catalogue entry

Across this page and the next (folio 18; D25672) are sketches of sailing boats just off the coast of a large town with a church. This town has not been identified, though the same church tower (folio 18) may appear in a sketch on folio 25 verso (D25687). The sketches at the foredge of the page were drawn with the sketchbook turned to the right, and the sketches towards the page gutter, drawn with the book inverted, continue on folio 18. For further sketches of shipping in this sketchbook see folio 10 (D25659).

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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