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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 81 Verso:
Ships under Sail c.1815–16
Turner Bequest CXLIII 81a
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, two ships appear to be manoeuvring very closely at the centre, while others may be moored in the distance. For similar studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 8 recto (D10784).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Ships 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-under-sail-r1147750, accessed 07 March 2021.