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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats Moored in Trieste Harbour 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 61 Recto:
Boats Moored in Trieste Harbour 1840
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 61
Pencil on cream wove paper, 127 x 198 mm
Partial watermark ‘J. Wha
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘61’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXCIX – 61’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This study was made with the page turned horizontally. The mast and spar of the more prominent vessel is continued upwards across the gutter onto folio 60 verso opposite (D30116). There appears to be a domed building lightly indicated beyond. This is one of a sequence of views in and around the Adriatic port city of Trieste, made working inwards from the back of this sketchbook; see under folio 57 recto (D30109).1

Matthew Imms
September 2018

See also Powell 1995, pp.66, 81 note 18.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Boats Moored in Trieste Harbour 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boats-moored-in-trieste-harbour-r1196967, accessed 05 December 2021.