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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Small Boat Beached on the Bank of a River among Wooded Hills 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
A Small Boat Beached on the Bank of a River among Wooded Hills 1798
D01698
Turner Bequest XLII 23
Pencil, pen and ink and gouache on buff laid paper, 174 x 125 mm
Watermark ‘5’ (indistinct)
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Avon River]’ top right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘23’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XLII – 23’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Largely drawn in pen and black ink, this is a continuation of the view on folio 11 verso opposite (D01697; Turner Bequest XLII 22), under which the subject and Turner’s inscription are discussed.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Small Boat Beached on the Bank of a River among Wooded Hills 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-small-boat-beached-on-the-bank-of-a-river-among-wooded-r1173894, accessed 21 April 2021.