Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sterns of Men of War

c.1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05421
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 46

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See note to folio 10 of this sketchbook (D05387; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 29). The sterns of three ships are drawn here, one of which may be French – presumably a captured vessel lying in the Thames. See also folios 11 verso and 12 (D05407, D05400; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 32, 25).

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

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