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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Fishing Boat Running before the Wind 1796-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 54 Recto:
A Fishing Boat Running before the Wind 1796–7
D01226
Turner Bequest XXXVII 109
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 109’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 53 verso opposite (D01225; Turner Bequest XXXVII 108). It is one of a series of subjects presumably made at Margate; see under folio 52 verso (D01223; Turner Bequest XXXVII 106).

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Fishing Boat Running before the Wind 1796–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-fishing-boat-running-before-the-wind-r1149916, accessed 29 February 2020.