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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches of Sailing Ships near Copenhagen 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 55 Recto
Three Sketches of Sailing Ships near Copenhagen 1835
D31128
Turner Bequest CCCVII 55
Pencil on cream laid paper, 162 x 89 mm
Watermark ‘cfw & s
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘55’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVII–55’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned upside down, here Turner depicts ships on the Øresund near Copenhagen Harbour.
For other drawings of Copenhagen see Tate D30824–D30829, D30832–D30833, D30859, D30861, D30873, D30881, D30883, D30887, D31120–D31137; Turner Bequest CCCV 2–5, 6a–7, 20, 21, 27, 31, 32, 34, CCCVII 51–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Three Sketches of Sailing Ships near Copenhagen 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-three-sketches-of-sailing-ships-near-copenhagen-r1187003, accessed 30 November 2020.