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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Fishing Boat, and Men-of-War Saluting in the Distance 1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
A Fishing Boat, and Men-of-War Saluting in the Distance 1807
D06529
Turner Bequest C 11
Pen and ink on off-white white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘11’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘C 11’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Presumably sketched off Portsmouth or at Spithead. The salute may be to greet the arrival of prizes from the Danish fleet, captured by the British at Copenhagen; see Introduction to the sketchbook for the historical background.
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David Blayney Brown
May 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Fishing Boat, and Men-of-War Saluting in the Distance 1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-fishing-boat-and-men-of-war-saluting-in-the-distance-r1139051, accessed 14 June 2024.