Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Barges Sailing

c.1807

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 92 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05965
Turner Bequest XCVI 5

Catalogue entry

One of several sketches of sailing barges in this sketchbook; others are on folios 6–9 and 11 (D05966–D05969, D05971). While other sketches show canal boats, these show barges in open water and breezy conditions so were probably drawn on the Thames downstream from London.
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David Blayney Brown
October 2006

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