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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ships and Boats under Sail c.1815-16

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 66 Verso:
Ships and Boats under Sail c.1815–16
D10847
Turner Bequest CXLIII 66a
Pencil on white wove paper, 102 x 160 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, at least three boats are shown in the foreground, passing a ship on the left; to the right of centre a rapid vertical sequence of marks appears to indicate another tall ship. For similar studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 8 recto (D10784).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Ships and Boats under Sail c.1815–16 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ships-and-boats-under-sail-r1147734, accessed 22 April 2021.