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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures in a Boat c.1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
Figures in a Boat c.1816
Turner Bequest CXLIX 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 93 x 149 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘15’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXLIX 15’ bottom, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch appears to show a working barge rather than the military skiff seen on folios 12 recto, 13 recto and 16 recto (D11607, D11608, D11611). For general notes on the series of unidentified subjects to which this sketch belongs see folio 2 recto (D11597).

David Hill
October 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Figures in a Boat c.1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-figures-in-a-boat-r1143755, accessed 17 January 2021.