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 29 Recto:
Hulks, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar 1814
D09703
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 29
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
Part watermark ‘ows | 2’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘29’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘294’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIII 29’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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 folio 3 recto (D09671) and here, where the left-hand vessel is shaded in silhouetted against strong light. There is a dark figure sitting at the bottom right, perhaps a Plymouth sketching companion of Turner’s. There is another such figure on folio 25 recto (D09697).
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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-r1147254, accessed 23 April 2019.