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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Fishing Boats and a Man-of-War 1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Fishing Boats and a Man-of-War 1807
D06531
Turner Bequest C 13
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘C 13’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch was presumably sketched off Portsmouth or at Spithead. The three masts of a man-of-war are visible behind fishing and other smaller boats.
Verso:
Slight ink offsets from folio 15 of the sketchbook (D06532).

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Fishing Boats and a Man-of-War 1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-fishing-boats-and-a-man-of-war-r1139053, accessed 23 July 2024.