Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vessels in the Firth of Forth

1818

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13736
Turner Bequest CLXVII 82

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continuing on folio 89 verso (D13735; CLXVII 82) is a sketch of shipping on the Firth of Forth. The view is taken from the southern banks and looks west along the river with three small vessels sailing close to the wind. There is also a larger ship on folio 89 verso.

Thomas Ardill
April 2008

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