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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sail Ship c.1830-41

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Sail Ship c.1830–41
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 319
Pencil on white laid paper, 171 x 75 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R[...]x’ centre
Inscribe in red ink ‘59. A.5’ bottom left
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
The sheet has been removed from a sketchbook.
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin with the note ‘319’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest number ‘CCCXLIV 319’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Sail Ship c.1830–41 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sail-ship-r1182848, accessed 01 December 2021.