Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vessels off the Coast

c.1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00708
Turner Bequest XXIX C

Catalogue entry

As with Tate D36625 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXXIX 1), both Finberg1 and Turner scholar C.F. Bell2 doubted the ascription to Turner, which, however, seems correct.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.58.
2
Undated MS note by Bell (died 1966) in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.58.
Technical notes:
Like Tate D00706 and D36625 (Turner Bequest XXIX A, CCCLXXIX 1) this drawing was mounted on a larger buff card until recent conservation.
Verso:
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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