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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Boatmen c.1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Three Boatmen circa 1807
Turner Bequest XCVI 14
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Brown breeches, blue striped sh[irt]’ below image and ‘Blue’ lower right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 14’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Two figures are seated, apparently in a rowing boat, and the central one is standing, drinking from a tankard. An oar held by the man on the left extends slightly on to folio 13 verso (D05974).

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Three Boatmen c.1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2006, 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-three-boatmen-r1130150, accessed 24 June 2024.