Joseph Mallord William Turner

The ‘Victory’, Starboard Side, Smaller Vessels Alongside

1805

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05452
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 7

Catalogue entry

This ship appears to be the Victory with the jury masts as fitted during her stay at Portsmouth on her way back from Trafalgar (see Introduction to the sketchbook for her movements). The small detail of the topmast sketched at upper right would thus show the jury rig. The ship is apparently at anchor as anchor chains are visible at the bow. She is riding very high in the water, indicating that heavy materials have already been removed.
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David Blayney Brown
March 2006

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