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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Sailing Boat at Sea c.1829-30

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Verso:
A Sailing Boat at Sea c.1829–30
D22503
Turner Bequest CCXLI 37a
Pencil on gilt-edged white wove paper, 113 x 89 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this single-masted boat is indicated in a potentially wider context by the simple expedient of the horizon line which passes through the zigzag hatching of its dark hull. It was perhaps observed off Margate; see the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
May 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Sailing Boat at Sea c.1829–30 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-sailing-boat-at-sea-r1148395, accessed 03 July 2020.