Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stettin Harbour with Boats, Figure Groups, Carts, Luggage, and Equipment

1835

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31084
Turner Bequest CCCVII 33

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts a barge moored at Stettin Harbour; luggage and various pieces of equipment litter the quayside. Above the boat are isolated jottings of figures gathered at the port and a series of wooden carts. Turner has annotated the sketch with a number of inscriptions: ‘Light yellow Fore sail’, ‘Brown Dray’, ‘Green’ and ‘Red’ by the figure of a woman in the foreground. All inscriptions are transcribed in full above.
For other sketches of Stettin see Tate D31083–D31093, D31095–D31106; Turner Bequest CCCVII 32a–37a, 38a–44.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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