Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Shipping

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25672
Turner Bequest CCLXV 18

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the setting of these sketches of shipping off the coast of a town on this page and folio 17 verso (D25672) have not been identified. The gothic spire depicted on the present page, however, may belong to the church on folio 25 verso (D25687). For further sketches of shipping in this sketchbook see folio 10 (D25659).

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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