J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Barge Aground c.1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
A Barge Aground circa 1807
Turner Bequest XCVI 8
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 8’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For barges in this sketchbook, see note to folio 5 (D05965). While most are shown sailing in open water, this one is aground at low tide, presumably near Turner’s Hammersmith lodgings at Upper Mall (see Introduction, and address inside the front cover (D40650). The sketch shows houses with bay and bow windows overhanging the riverbank.

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Barge Aground c.1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-barge-aground-r1130143, accessed 24 June 2024.