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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Reach of the Avon with Sailing Ships being Towed between High Cliffs 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Reach of the Avon with Sailing Ships being Towed between High Cliffs 1798
D01659
Turner Bequest XLI 27
Pencil and wash on white wove paper, 289 x 456 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed in pencil ‘27’ bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘XLI’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘XLI – 27’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn in pencil with grey wash, this is one of a series of studies in this sketchbook showing ships being towed down the Avon from Bristol docks to the Severn estuary: see also D01656–D01662, D01672–D01673; Turner Bequest XLI 25, 26, 26a, 27, 28, 29, 39, 40), and the entry for D01656, and related drawings in the contemporary Swans sketchbook (Tate D01699–D01704; Turner Bequest XLII 24–29).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Reach of the Avon with Sailing Ships being Towed between High Cliffs 1798 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 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-reach-of-the-avon-with-sailing-ships-being-towed-between-r1173275, accessed 22 October 2021.