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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping in a Calm c.1799-1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 124 Recto:
Shipping in a Calm c.1799–1802
Turner Bequest LXIX 125
Pen and brown ink and wash with a little white gouache on blue laid paper, 135 x 210 mm
Watermark: Strasburg lily (trimmed)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘125’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXIX-125’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a sequence of shipping compositions.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Shipping in a Calm 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, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-shipping-in-a-calm-r1178022, accessed 27 November 2020.