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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping and Figures c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 69 Recto:
Shipping and Figures circa 1825
Turner Bequest CV 61
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 108 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘61’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CV 61’ top right, running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Various sketches are drawn down the page. At the top are crowds of figures, below are various small boats and at the bottom a rough sketch of shipping in the Thames. See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House and the Tower.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Shipping and Figures c.1825 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, 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-shipping-and-figures-r1134604, accessed 25 January 2022.