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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailing Ships at Sea c.1799-1800

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Sailing Ships at Sea c.1799–1800
Turner Bequest LXVI 2
Ink and white chalk on blue laid paper, 83 x 166 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXVI – 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. There are numerous studies of shipping in pen and brown ink with wash in the contemporary Studies for Pictures book, for example Tate D04134 and D04143 (Turner Bequest LXIX 117, 126). Some may be related to marine paintings on which Turner was working at this date.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Sailing Ships at Sea c.1799–1800 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 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sailing-ships-at-sea-r1180074, accessed 18 January 2022.