Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of the Inside of a Small Boat: Bow, Thwart and Ribs

1796

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 126 × 108 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00840
Turner Bequest XXX 95

Catalogue entry

This study was made with the page turned vertically. Compare folio 94 verso (D00841; Turner Bequest XXX 96), which show the stern of the same boat.
Finberg appears to have recorded this subject as the recto; see the Technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction. The blank recto as now bound is inscribed in pencil ‘XXX 95’ and stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram below ‘XXX – 95’.
Technical notes:
Except at the edges, the page is faded from exposure when it was exhibited.

Andrew Wilton
May 2011

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