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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailing Boats on a River or Estuary, with a Sunset Sky 1796-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Recto:
Sailing Boats on a River or Estuary, with a Sunset Sky 1796–7
D01208
Turner Bequest XXXVII 91
Gouache on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 91’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 44 verso opposite (D01207; Turner Bequest XXXVII 90), and is presumably a view near the mouth of Thames.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Sailing Boats on a River or Estuary, with a Sunset Sky 1796–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sailing-boats-on-a-river-or-estuary-with-a-sunset-sky-r1149898, accessed 24 July 2021.