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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?River Scene at or near Ghent 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 166 Recto:
?River Scene at or near Ghent 1824
D19874
Turner Bequest CCXVI 160
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Watermark ‘[smith &] allnut | [18]22’
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘160’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–160’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This cursory sketch shows a long flat-bottomed riverboat manned by a solitary figure, with other vessels in the background.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘?River Scene at or near Ghent 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-river-scene-at-or-near-ghent-r1174669, accessed 31 May 2020.