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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailors and Marines 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Sailors and Marines 1805
Turner Bequest LXXXIX 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 184 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil, from left to right, ‘Canvas’ at right of trousers of central figure,
and ‘Canvas’ to right of hat, ‘Marine undress’ to right of jacket and ‘Blue’ to right of trousers of right hand figure
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red in ‘15’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXXIX 15’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From left to right are two pig-tailed sailors in striped vests, seen from behind, and three marines, one in profile. These men were presumably drawn aboard the Victory.

David Blayney Brown
March 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Sailors and Marines 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sailors-and-marines-r1139258, accessed 24 June 2024.