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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Barges Sailing c.1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Two Barges Sailing circa 1807
Turner Bequest XCVI 5
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘5’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 5’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
One of several sketches of sailing barges in this sketchbook; others are on folios 6–9 and 11 (D05966–D05969, D05971). While other sketches show canal boats, these show barges in open water and breezy conditions so were probably drawn on the Thames downstream from London.

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Two Barges Sailing 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-two-barges-sailing-r1130140, accessed 21 July 2024.