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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Guardship at the Nore c.1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Verso:
Guardship at the Nore circa 1805–9
Turner Bequest XCIX 59a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Guardship at the Nore’ below image, centre, and ‘W’ and ‘North’ against compass points, lower left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Butlin and Joll note that this sketch is unrelated to Guardship at the Great Nore, Sheerness, &c (private collection), exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1809.1 For other possible origins for the picture in this sketchbook and for the guardship, see note to folio 62 recto (D06457; Turner Bequest XCIX 58).

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.67–8 no.91 (pl.101).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Guardship at the Nore c.1805–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2009, 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-guardship-at-the-nore-r1130656, accessed 20 October 2018.