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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Ships at Anchor, Seen beyond Breakers c.1801-2

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Four Ships at Anchor, Seen beyond Breakers c.1801–2
D03975
Turner Bequest LXVII 2
Ink on white wove paper prepared with a grey-blue wash, 118 x 182 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXVII 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Like the drawing on folio 1 recto (D03974), this fluidly economical note appears to have been made on the spot; it may be compared with the marine studies in the contemporary Studies for Pictures sketchbook (Tate D04104–D04116; Turner Bequest LXIX 90–101).
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Four Ships at Anchor, Seen beyond Breakers c.1801–2 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-four-ships-at-anchor-seen-beyond-breakers-r1178279, accessed 19 January 2022.