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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hulks, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Hulks, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar 1814
D09684
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘13’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘294’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIII 13’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The slight but carefully rendered skyline remains unidentified, but this is one of a number of studies of hulks (decommissioned, dismasted warships) interspersed with topographical sketches in the Hamoaze and lower reaches of the River Tamar north-west of Plymouth Sound between folios 3 recto and 29 recto (D09671–D09703).
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Matthew Imms
July 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Hulks, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-hulks-probably-on-the-hamoaze-or-lower-tamar-r1147235, accessed 30 July 2021.