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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rowing Boats Towing Sailing Ships 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Rowing Boats Towing Sailing Ships 1798
D01660
Turner Bequest XLI 28
Pencil and wash on white wove paper, 293 x 390 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram within the drawing
Inscribed by a later hand in ink ‘[?Boats & Shipping]’ bottom left (almost obliterated by washing)
Stamped in black ‘XLI – 28’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In pencil with grey and brown wash, this is one of a series of drawings in this sketchbook showing ships attended by rowing boats; see also D01657, D01658 and D01659 (Turner Bequest XLI 26, 26a, 27).
Technical notes:
An adhesive strip has been torn away from the whole length of the top edge. There are tears of approximately 10 mm at the centre of the top edge, and of approximately 20 mm at the centre of right edge. A 5 x 30 mm strip has been torn away from the bottom right corner.
Verso:
Blank; the top edge badly stained and spotted; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Rowing Boats Towing Sailing Ships 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, 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-rowing-boats-towing-sailing-ships-r1173276, accessed 16 September 2021.