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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Fishing Boats at Gravesend c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Verso:
Fishing Boats at Gravesend circa 1805
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 40
Pencil on cream laid paper, 118 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Do’ [ditto]
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘40’ top right, inverted
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVII 40’ top right, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch is very slight sketch and related by Turner’s inscription meaning ‘ditto’ to folio 27 verso (D05419; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 44), which is annotated ‘Gravesend’. Folio 26 verso (D05417; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 42) also has a Gravesend sketch.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Fishing Boats at Gravesend c.1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-at-gravesend-r1139195, accessed 20 January 2021.