Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Boat Riding a Wave, with a Figure on the Beach c.1799–1802
Turner Bequest LXXXI 97
Ink on blue laid paper, 436 x 271 mm
Watermarks ‘1794’ and ‘VI’
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘97’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXXI–97’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.216 LXXXI 97 (as ‘Study for boat on “Lee Shore.”’ 1800–5).
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.15 under no.16.
This is a continuation of the drawing on folio 49 verso opposite (D04998
; Turner Bequest LXXXI 96), under which the subject is discussed.
How to cite
Andrew Wilton, ‘A Boat Riding a Wave, with a Figure on the Beach c.1799–1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-boat-riding-a-wave-with-a-figure-on-the-beach-r1178203, accessed 06 June 2020.