Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Arrival of Louis-Philippe: Portsmouth Harbour with Distant Shipping

1844

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 235 × 315 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35954
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 111

Catalogue entry

Like the other works grouped here, this relates to the arrival of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, at Portsmouth Harbour on 8 October 1844, as discussed in the Introductions to this subsection and the overall section.1 This is amongst the palest and least developed of the sequence, but a cluster of masts is evident in the distance.
1
See also Warrell 2013, p.10, and Smiles 2014, p.168.
Verso:
Blank; laid down

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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