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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Boats at Sea c.1830-45

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Boats at Sea c.1830–45
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 82
Watercolour on white wove paper, 222 x 280 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 82’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This appears to be one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and the partially legible number ‘CCCLXIV – 82’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Boats at Sea c.1830–45 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boats-at-sea-r1182883, accessed 24 June 2024.