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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats Sailing near Brielle 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Boats Sailing near Brielle 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 17
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘17’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–17’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch shows the coastline around Brielle, a port town on the coast of south Holland. The weather is stormy and shipping can be seen navigating the waters at left. See also Tate D32471–D32472, D32477, D32535; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 14a–15, 17a, 54a.
Technical notes:
Significant foxing has occurred parallel to the gutter of the book.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Boats Sailing near Brielle 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boats-sailing-near-brielle-r1187291, accessed 18 May 2022.