Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for a Sea Piece, with Small Boats in the Foreground and a Larger Ship in the Right Distance

c.1799–1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 × 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05007
Turner Bequest LXXXI 105

Catalogue entry

This is a continuation of the drawing on folio 53 verso opposite (D05006; Turner Bequest LXXXI 104), under which the subject is discussed.
The shaded chalk sail and clouds above the centre are continued from folio 53 recto (D05005; Turner Bequest LXXXI 103), half of that leaf already being missing when Turner made the drawing.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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