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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Boats in Portsmouth Harbour 1844

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Verso:
?Boats in Portsmouth Harbour 1844
Turner Bequest CCCLXII 37a
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 116 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this very slight drawing appears to show small sailing boats. Like the other rapid sketches in this book, it relates to the arrival of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, at Portsmouth Harbour on 8 October 1844, as discussed in the Introductions to the sketchbook and the overall section.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Boats in Portsmouth Harbour 1844 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, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boats-in-portsmouth-harbour-r1185690, accessed 27 May 2022.