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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Men-of-War 1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Men-of-War 1807
Turner Bequest C 7
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘7’ bottom righht
Stamped in black ‘C 7’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A very slight sketch, presumably made off Portsmouth or Spithead. The ships are heeled over sharply in windy conditions.

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Men-of-War 1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-men-of-war-r1139045, accessed 21 July 2024.