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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?A French Frigate and another Warship, from Astern c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
?A French Frigate and another Warship, from Astern circa 1805
D05400
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 25
Pencil on cream laid paper, 118 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘French Frig’ at right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVII 25’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s note indicates the ship on the right to be a French frigate. See note to folio 10 of this sketchbook (D05404; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 29). ‘French beam’ is noted by Turner on folio 11 verso (D05407; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 32) and perhaps another French frigate on folio 28 (D05420; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 45). He may have seen captured French ships on the Thames.

David Blayney Brown
December 2005

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?A French Frigate and another Warship, from Astern c.1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2005, 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-french-frigate-and-another-warship-from-astern-r1139174, accessed 19 October 2019.