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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats at Deal c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
Boats at Deal c.1830
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 11
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 98 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Deal’ bottom centre
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘11’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIII – 11’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a very slight, rapid sketch of boats distinguished by the vertical strokes of their masts, probably beached with slight indications of seafront buildings beyond; for other views of the town see under (folio 4 recto; D35763).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Boats at Deal c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boats-at-deal-r1183740, accessed 18 January 2022.