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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Fishing Boat, Viewed from the Port Side with Sails Set c.1799-1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 70 Verso:
A Fishing Boat, Viewed from the Port Side with Sails Set c.1799–1805
D05040
Turner Bequest LXXXI 138
Ink, wash and gouache on blue laid paper, 271 x 436 mm
Watermarks ‘1794’ and ‘VI’
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘138’ bottom right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXXI–138’ bottom right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the pages turned horizontally, the subject is continued on folio 71 recto opposite (D05041; Turner Bequest LXXXI 139). Similar studies of individual boats are on folios 68 verso–69 recto and 72 verso–73 recto (D05036–D05037, D05044–D05045; Turner Bequest LXXXI 134–135, 142–143).
Technical notes:
The white gouache has become oxidised.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Fishing Boat, Viewed from the Port Side with Sails Set c.1799–1805 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-fishing-boat-viewed-from-the-port-side-with-sails-set-r1178244, accessed 09 December 2021.