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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping at Sea c.1799-1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 116 Recto:
Shipping at Sea c.1799–1802
Turner Bequest LXIX 117
Ink, wash and gouache on blue laid paper, 135 x 210 mm
Watermark: Strasburg lily (trimmed)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘117’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXIX-117’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Made with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a sequence of seascape compositions.
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from prolonged exposure.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘85’.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Shipping at Sea c.1799–1802 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-shipping-at-sea-r1178014, accessed 21 April 2021.