Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Waves

1801

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 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02618
Turner Bequest LIV 3 a

Catalogue entry

This drawing evidently belongs with the studies of breaking waves now grouped at the other end of the book as folios 109–116 verso (D02796–D02810). It is possible that this is in fact a separated half of one of those drawings, which often extend across two pages.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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