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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Boats c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 21
Pencil on paper, 137 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in illegible red ink bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI – 21’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is 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.
Pencil note ‘D24993’. Vestiges of white wove paper around the edges, presumably from an earlier mount.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Boats c.1830 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-r1182750, accessed 18 February 2020.