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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Quarterdeck of the 'Victory', and Beakhead of the 'Temeraire' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Verso:
Quarterdeck of the ‘Victory’, and Beakhead of the ‘Temeraire’ 1805
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 23a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 184 mm
Stamped in black
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Victory’s quarterdeck is seen here from the same angle as in Turner’s picture The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory, exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1806 (Tate N00480;1 see the Introduction to this sketchbook). The beakhead appears again on folio 31 (D05478; Turner Bequest LXXXIX 24), identified as the Temeraire by Pieter van der Merwe.

David Blayney Brown
January 2010

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.46 no.58 (pl.68).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Quarterdeck of the ‘Victory’, and Beakhead of the ‘Temeraire’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2010, 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-quarterdeck-of-the-victory-and-beakhead-of-the-temeraire-r1139287, accessed 08 December 2021.