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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Group of Fishing Boats, with a Larger Ship Beyond c.1799-1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 104 Recto:
A Group of Fishing Boats, with a Larger Ship Beyond c.1799–1802
D04120
Turner Bequest LXIX 105
Ink on blue laid paper, 135 x 210 mm
Watermark: Strasburg lily (trimmed)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘105’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXIX-105’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg suggests,1 perhaps correctly, that this study, made with the page turned horizontally, is related to the painting Fishing Boats Entering Calais Harbour of about 1803 (Frick Collection, New York).2 See also folios 95 recto and 127 recto (D04110, D04145; Turner Bequest LXIX 96, 128).
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.173.
2
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.108 no.142, pl.147 (colour).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘741’.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Group of Fishing Boats, with a Larger Ship Beyond 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-group-of-fishing-boats-with-a-larger-ship-beyond-r1177999, accessed 15 June 2021.