Joseph Mallord William Turner

Small Boats in a Choppy Sea

c.1805–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06463
Turner Bequest XCIX 61

Catalogue entry

Similar sketches of shipping and smaller vessels in choppy waters are on folios 66 and 67 (D06465; Turner Bequest XCIX 62: D06467; Turner Bequest XCIX 63). These rehearse all the elements of Turner’s Thames marines while not being specifically related to any of them.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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