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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boat Sailing ?off the Coast of Holland 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Boat Sailing ?off the Coast of Holland 1835
D32456
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 7
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘7’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–7’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch shows a ‘schokker’, a type of boat designed to move fast through open water.1 The location is most likely Holland’s North Sea coast.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

1
Bachrach [1974], p.100, pl.107.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Boat Sailing ?off the Coast of Holland 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boat-sailing-off-the-coast-of-holland-r1187276, accessed 26 January 2022.