Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vessels Moored off the Coast, with Small Boats and Figures on the Beach in the Foreground

c.1799–1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04137
Turner Bequest LXIX 120

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a sequence of shipping compositions.
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from prolonged exposure.
Verso:
Blank; slight offset from folio 120 recto opposite (D04138; Turner Bequest LXIX 121); inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘86’.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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